Meetings

We have regular meetings on Wednesday evenings - see dates below. They take place at:
The Friends Meeting House
10 Cedar Road
Sutton, Surrey
SM2 5DA

How do I get there ?

Cedar Road is just around the corner from Sutton BR station.

Upcoming Meetings

18th September 2019

ADHD – Just a way of excusing the behaviour of naughty small boys? – Garret Smyth

We’ve mostly moved beyond the reflex responses of “they need more discipline” and “they need more time in the great outdoors”, but there are still a lot of misconceptions about ADHD (Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder) and who can have it. Male, female, child and adult – anyone can suffer this developmental disorder, so it can be inattention, distractibility and hyperactivity for all the family! The odds are that a percentage of you reading this have it without knowing.

Garret Smyth, founder of the central London adult ADHD support group (now meeting three times a month), will be talking about ADHD, how it is diagnosed in children and adults, what it is often mistaken for (a lot of things), what can go along with ADHD (e.g.  dyslexia), ways of treating and managing it and his personal experience of being an adult (and child if he can cast his memory back that far) with ADHD. He will be aided by Nigel Sharma, who is also a member of the ADHD support group.

Time: 8pm

30th October 2019

10 Ways To Successfully Negotiate Support In Schools For Dyslexia – John Hicks

John Hicks will explore ten aspects of how parents can successfully negotiate support for their dyslexic child in school.

About John Hicks – John is a parent of two daughters with special educational needs including dyslexia and is a parenting coach specializing in how dyslexia affects the family.  He is also known for his ‘The Studying With Dyslexia Blog’ as well as his online Parenting Dyslexia community which now has in excess of 1000 members.  More recently John has been working with the British Dyslexia Association to update British MP’s on the ‘Human Cost of Dyslexia.’


Time: 8pm