Kindred offers a variety of free events for parents, including ones giving information and also groups offering therapeutic and peer support.

Currently we are running our eight week Parent Therapeutic Support Group in Edinburgh – during which all 8 weeks attendance is expected once enrolled. Our Early Summer 2019 group starts on the 1st May. Have a look at our Facebook post for more details and please get in contact if you would like to join the waiting list or register interest for future groups.
 

In addition to the Therapeutic Support Group in Edinburgh we have previously provided a wide range of information events for parents in various locations, and Informal Parent Support Groups in Fife. Currently we have no future dates for these but we hope that we will continue to offer the following later this year:
 

  • Informal Parent Support Groups in Fife – a drop-in group where Kindred staff and other parents/carers of children with complex needs who “get it” join together for a cuppa and a chat – new dates to be confirmed once funding secured. Previously these have been held in Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline.
     
     

  • Various parent information events – if you scroll down this page you will see we have offered information events on topics as wide ranging as legal matters such as Guardianship, to Stress Management, Challenging Behaviour, Additional Support for Learning and Supporting Siblings. We hope to be able to offer such events again soon and will update this site and our Facebook page accordingly.

     

  • Our current 8 week Therapeutic Support Group runs 1st May – 15 June 2019. Please contact us to join this group or if full to register interest in future ones.

     

    We hope to have new dates for our Fife Support Group soon. You can contact our Fife team to register your interest.

    The information events detailed below have already taken place.

    If you are interested in a topic covered then register your interest by emailing us, or revisit this page for details of future events.

    Transition from secondary – supporting your young person with AUTISM

    Change can be positive too – ideas to support your young person with Autism as during Transition from secondary:
    A chance to hear from Charlene Tait of Scottish Autism, and discuss with other parents positive ways to support your child through times of change.

    This event has already TAKEN PLACE on Wednesday 21st November 2018.
    Original date of Wednesday 19th September was postponed due to Storm Ali and associated weather warnings.

    from 7pm to 9pm,

    at the Kindred head office, 7 Rutland Court Lane, Edinburgh, EH3 8ES.

    Please come back to this page in the future for more events, or email us to register your interest in this topic being repeated.

     

    Your child legally becomes an adult at aged 16 – could Guardianship help secure their future rights? And SDS and other Benefits

    Your child becomes an ADULT in the eyes of the law aged 16:
    A chance to hear from Stewart Dunbar of Blackadders Solicitors about what Guardianship could offer you and your child.
    And Self-directed Support and other Benefits – with guest speaker Rebecca Allen from Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living

    This event has already TAKEN PLACE on Wednesday 3rd October 2018

    from 7pm to 9pm,

    at the Kindred head office, 7 Rutland Court Lane, Edinburgh, EH3 8ES.

    Please come back to this page in the future for more events, or email us to register your interest in this topic being repeated.

    Education – your child’s rights at Transition from Secondary

    Education and your child’s rights at Transition:
    a chance for you to hear what support should be available for your child. Iain Nisbet, a consultant solicitor with a background in rights of children with Additional Support Needs will present the event and take questions.

    This event HAS ALREADY TAKEN place on Wednesday 5th September 2018.

    Please come back to this page in the future for more events, or email us to register your interest in this topic being repeated.


    Wills and Trusts: tackling the worry
    Download the Wills and Trusts Transitions 2018 poster here.

    This event HAS ALREADY TAKEN place on Tuesday 20th February 2018,

    from 10:30am-12:30pm,

    at the Kindred head office, 7 Rutland Court Lane, Edinburgh, EH3 8ES.

    Please come back to this page in the future for more events, or email us to register your interest in this topic being repeated.

    Changing Days: possible provision with Garvald and Upward Mobility (UPMO)
    Download the Changing Days, Possible Provision, Transitions 2018 poster here.

    This event HAS ALREADY TAKEN place on Tuesday 27th February 2018,

    from 10:30am-12:30pm,

    at the Kindred head office, 7 Rutland Court Lane, Edinburgh, EH3 8ES.

    This event has taken place.
    Please come back to this page in the future for more events, or email us to register your interest in this topic being repeated.


    Continuing Education: what Edinburgh College offers
    Download the Right Direction – Continuing Education Transitions 2018 poster here.

    This event HAS ALREADY TAKEN place on the rescheduled date of Tuesday 20th March 2018,

    from 10:30am-12:30pm,

    at the Kindred head office, 7 Rutland Court Lane, Edinburgh, EH3 8ES.

    This event has taken place.
    Please come back to this page in the future for more events, or email us to register your interest in this topic being repeated.


    Fun and Leisure: ideas for getting out with Get2Gether and Gig Buddies
    Download the Fun and Leisure, Ideas for Getting Out, Transitions 2018 poster here.

    This event HAS ALREADY TAKEN place on Tuesday 13th March 2018,

    from 10:30am-12:30pm,

    at the Kindred head office, 7 Rutland Court Lane, Edinburgh, EH3 8ES.

    This event has taken place.
    Please come back to this page in the future for more events, or email us to register your interest in this topic being repeated.


    Staying strong in times of change
    Download the Staying Strong Transitions 2018 poster here.

    This is a past event and HAS ALREADY TAKEN place on Tuesday 6th February 2018,

    from 10:30am-12:30pm,

    at the Kindred head office, 7 Rutland Court Lane, Edinburgh, EH3 8ES.

    This event has taken place.

    Please come back to this page in the future for more events, or email us to register your interest in this topic being repeated.


    Powers of Attorney and Guardianship
    Download the Guardianship Transitions 2018 poster here.

    This is a past event and HAS ALREADY TAKEN place on Tuesday 30th January 2018.

    PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN EVENING EVENT AT BRAIDBURN SCHOOL – ALL PARENTS/CARERS FROM ELSEWHERE ALSO WELCOME

    from 7pm to 9pm
    at Braidburn School, 107 Oxgangs Rd N, Edinburgh EH14 1EDS.

    This event has taken place.

    Please come back to this page in the future for more events, or email us to register your interest in this topic being repeated.


    PIP, Benefits and Self-Directed Support

    PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT (due to take place on Tues 21st Nov) HAS BEEN POSTPONED – A NEW DATE WILL BE PUBLICISED SHORTLY.

    from 10:30am-12:30pm,

    at the Kindred head office, 7 Rutland Court Lane, Edinburgh, EH3 8ES.


    Staying strong in times of change

    This event took place on Wednesday 29th March 2017,

    from 10:30am-12:30pm,

    at the Kindred head office, 7 Rutland Court Lane, Edinburgh, EH3 8ES.

    This event has taken place. Please come back to this page in the future for more events.


    Getting it right for the future: housing options

    This event took place on Wednesday 23rd March 2017,

    from 10:30am-15:30pm,

    at the Hanover Conference Centre, 95 McDonald Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4NS.

    This event has taken place. Please come back to this page in the future for more events.

    Autism, ADHD and Tourettes, Life after school: a European perspective

    This event took place on Wednesday 1st March 2017,

    from 10:30am-12:30pm,

    at the Kindred head office, 7 Rutland Court Lane, Edinburgh, EH3 8ES.

    This event has taken place. Please come back to this page in the future for more events.
    Right Direction 2016/17 Wills and Trusts poster
    Wills and Trusts
    This event took place on Thursday 23rd February 2017,

    from 10:30am-12:30pm (registration at 10:00am, with optional free lunch at 12:30pm-13:00pm)

    at the offices of Gillespie Macandrew, 5 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 8EJ.

    This event has taken place. Please come back to this page in the future for more events.

    Challenging Behaviour
    This event took place on Wednesday 8th February 2017,

    from 10:30am-12:30pm,

    at the Kindred head office, 7 Rutland Court Lane, Edinburgh, EH3 8ES.

    This event has taken place. Please come back to this page in the future for more events.

     

    Fife Events

    Linda and Lindsay from our Fife Team

    There are currently no upcoming one-off events in Fife, but there may be parent support groups running: take a look at our Fife Parent Support Group page for more info.
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    This event is now FULL. Please keep an eye out on this page, and our Facebook for news of future events:

    ASL in school…need help with your child’s education?

    This event took place on Wednesday 22nd February 2017,

    from 10:30am-12:30pm,

    at the Rothes Halls, Kingdom Shopping Centre, Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 5NX.

    This event has taken place. Please come back to this page in the future for more events.
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    This event is now FULL.  Please keep an eye out on this page, and our Facebook for news of future events:

    Challenging Behaviour

    This event took place on Tuesday 31st January 2017,

    from 10:30am-12:30pm,

    at the Rothes Halls, Kingdom Shopping Centre, Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 5NX.

    This event has taken place. Please come back to this page in the future for more events.