On Monday 7 August, Gladsmuir Chapter has recently presented a cheque for £250 (which will be matched of province under the match funding scheme) to the ADD-vance charity in Hatfield.
The charity gave valuable support to Suzanne when her son was first diagnosed with ADHD in 2006. They supported her for a number of years onwards and during later stages when his diagnosis was changed to Asperger’s. In Suzanne’s words, “they were simply brilliant!” Suzanne was a single mum at the time and this support was invaluable to her!
The ADD-vance ADHD and Autism Trust has been supporting parents, carers and professionals in Hertfordshire for almost 30 years. As a charity we are passionate about understanding, embracing and celebrating neurodiversity. Every year we help thousands of local families to increase their knowledge about the complex neurological conditions of Autism and ADHD and we aim to offer advice on how to best support their children and young people to thrive. All our team of professional coaches and trainers are also parents of neurodivergent children and young people so not only have excellent professional knowledge of the conditions, but they also have their own personal lived experience to draw upon.
ADD-vance offers a range of support including a helpline, support groups, training workshops and courses, coaching, and other specialist services to enable parents, carers and professionals to help neurodivergent children and young people to have the best possible opportunities to succeed. Alongside the funding we received from Hertfordshire County Council, each year we need to raise funds of around £45,000 to help us continue our work and therefore we are extremely grateful for the generous donation given to us by the Gladsmur Chapter to help us continue our work.