Parents and Carers

Breaking Down Barriers Course

The Breaking Down Barriers course is ideal for parent/carers and relatives, who have either recently received a diagnosis, or who would like to learn more about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC). Over seven sessions, this interactive and practical course will give you a comprehensive insight into your child’s condition, your legal rights as a parent/carer and how to manage the often challenging behaviours the ASC and ADHD can cause.

You will build upon your existing strengths and learn new strategies to improve your child’s self-esteem and enhance your family relationships

Really glad I came, there were lots of ideas given to me and now I just don’t feel so alone


I was anxious about coming but all the information and advice was amazing and I always felt very welcomed.


I can’t thank you enough for helping me understand ASC and ‘why’- but most of all for being able to see my child beam and smile and be happy with the changes we made, as I now understand.

  • 31/10/2017

    10:00 – 13:00 @ BEST House, Shefford.
    31/10/2017 | 07/11/2017 | 14/11/2017 | 21/11/2017 | 28/11/2017 | 05/12/2017 | 12/12/2017

  • 31/01/2018

    10:00 – 13:00 @ BEST House, Shefford.
    31/01/2018 | 07/02/2018 | 28/02/2018 | 07/03/2018 | 14/03/2018 | 21/03/18 | 28/03/18


We run regular workshops designed to increase the knowledge and skill base of parent/carers, making it easier to understand their child’s conditions’ and help support them. Parent workshops will recommence in early 2018.

Support Groups

We hold regular support groups for parents and carers. The groups are held at various locations throughout Bedfordshire.

The groups are run by trained and experienced facilitators and provide a great opportunity to meet with others in a friendly, sfe and confidential environment.

N.B. Support group dates and venues are listed below. Please note there are no facilities for children at these groups. Groups are free for members and those wishing to become members can join on the day. Membership is £10.00 per year. A charge of £3.00 is payable by non-members.

Specialist Coaching & Family Support

Our Specialist ADHD/ASC Coaches have a huge depth of professional experience supporting families and young people living with ADHD/ASC and associated conditions.

We provide a solution focused, strength based approach that helps a person overcome their challenges, reach their true potential and achieve their goals.

Our coaches will work in partnership with you, and help you to set and achieve realistic goals.

They will work with you in a confidential and supportive manner, either at your home, or in a school environment.

As each person is unique, our coaches can either work with you or your family, for a period of 6-8 weeks, at home, in school, or at a venue of your choice.  


Outside-iN have a dedicated helpline service manned during office hours by knowledgeable, friendly staff with first-hand experience of the conditions.  At busy times your call may be diverted to an answering service, please leave your name and contact telephone number and we will endeavour to call you back as soon as we can.

  • Helpline Number 01462 813282

  • The Helpline will be closed during the school summer holidays.

123 Magic Course

1-2-3 Magic is one of the leading child behaviour management programmes in the world. Designed by a child psychologist, with kids who have ASC and ADHD, it aims to help a parent control difficult behaviour, encourage good behaviour, strengthen family relationships and build self-esteem. Working on the theory the “discipline in your house should not be negociable” it puts you back in control of your child’s behaviour.

Education SEND & EHCP Support

With the recent changes in the Law relating to education, the abolition of statements and the introduction of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) it is now more important than ever that parents fully understand their legal rights as well as the obligations of their child’s school.

Our Independent Support Officer has assisted numerous parents and schools with EHCP applications.  We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the process, timelines, evidence and the appeals system.

Get in touch now

Our friendly team look forward to hearing from you. We treat every conversation in the strictest of confidence.

So get in touch with us now.