Wednesday, 3rd May 2017
– Doors open at 6:45pm
Centre Supporitng Voluntary Action
About our Event: This event is an introduction to the condition of ADHD and how it affects individuals with it.
speaker is an inspirational, motivational, and humorous man, with a
unique understanding and extensive personal experience of ADHD and
Our events are always conducted in small groups, have a personal touch and are very informal;
Ideal for those who have anxieties over meeting new people or being amongst crowds.
It is an ideal event for ADHD'ers (Teen & Adult), parents/guardians, family, teachers & LSA's, and those training for employment roles involving children.
Introduction to the Biology of ADHD
Day to Day Symptoms of ADHD
Explanations of how it affects the individual on a day to day basis
Details on the coexisting conditions
Refreshments are provided.
Speaker: Stephen Challen BIO: Steve
was first diagnosed at the age of 13 with a condition they called "Food
Related Hypersensitivity Disease" which was later combined with other
condition titles into a new title of ADHD (Attention Deficit and
Hyperactivity Disorder). Over the past 40 years he has gained
confirmation of coexisting conditions such as ODD, Tourette's Syndrome,
OCD, and Dyslexia to name a few. He has been married to his wife,
Madeline, for 20 years and has three girls and a son aged from 8 - 19
years of age. All four children exhibit the same conditions and at
various position along the diagnosis / treatment. He is a recommended speaker for ATL (Association of Teachers and Lecturers) and works tirelessly with families and schools to help improve the outcomes for young people and adults in Essex and across the UK.
What do others think of us? Feedback
from ADHD'ers, family members, teachers, LSA and others who attend our
meetings are always very positive. Here are just some of the messages
of feedback from prior events:
Was much more informative listening to someone living with the condition than the experts.
Stephen is excellent - knowledgeable, intelligent, sense of humour. I
will definitely recommend him and the organisation to schools and
Very informative, easy to understand, entertaining speaker, some of it was a real eye-opener.
Great talk from Steve, some interesting and valid scientific and practical evidence. Very informative.
Very informative and person friendly
Wealth of information explained at a high level. Engaging and inspirational.
Could have listened longer. He was really good and kept my attention all the time
was very interesting and I found out information. The speaker was very
good to listen to and spoke about his personal experiences which is
Really enjoyed learning about the scientific
elements of the disorder - makes the condition make sense to people and
was interesting to see differences between neurotypical brain and ADHD
Thank you, Stephen was very interesting, and I didn’t
realise to connection between ADHD and ASD. It will make me think more
about how I help the children in my school.
We also wanted to share this feedback we had earlier this year:
"A number of our teaching staff attended and we were all
very appreciative of your honesty and also highly impressed by what you have
achieved. The impact it has had on the staff was so great, management have recognised that ALL the staff need training to
recognise the difficulties and implement strategies into their classroom in
order to provide equal educational opportunities to vulnerable learners."
ADHD+ Support is a Voluntary sector charitable organisation raising awareness of ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder) and its many coexisting and associated neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions. Through a range of services we provide personal experiences of ADHD, offering information, signposting, and an
unparalleled understanding as to how all aspects of ADHD impact the
family unit and beyond. We aim to help close the delta between brain
power and personal achievements. As a charity we also provide access to funded practical support for low income families.
Coexisting and associated conditions include Opposition Defiant Disorder (ODD), Bipolar, Tourette’s Syndrome (TS), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety and Personality Disorders, Learning Difficulties and Chiari Malformation and more.
Fundamentally we aim to provide the highest quality support, and see each individual as a person as a whole and also as part of a wider family and community. We cater for much more than getting by in life but rather our ambition is to help them excel and achieve their full potential in all areas including social, education and working careers.