There is a range of support for adults with autism in the Cambridge area.
- The branch runs an Adult Social Club in Cambridge for people on the autistic spectrum aged 18+.
- We run a monthly drop-in for adults in Huntingdon, providing support and advice.
- The National Autistic Society and Cambridgeshire County Council fund two Autism Support Managers providing support to adults across the county.
- We run an Autism Support Network in partnership with VoiceAbility.
- Our resources pages have links to other organisations providing information, support, activities and diagnosis for adults.
Latest news for adults:
- Government Consultation on Diagnosis waiting times for Adults and Children.
In 2015, the NAS launched its Autism Diagnosis Crisis campaign, calling for action on diagnosis waiting times. That led to the Department of Health agreeing diagnosis waiting times as one of its data priorities. Now, NHS Digital is consulting on one of the changes that will make measuring waiting times a possibility.
The change would mean that services would record someone who has been referred to them for an assessment but hasn’t had a diagnosis yet. This would be for children and adults.
Please help by completing the survey for the consultation. You don’t need to get into the technical detail (this is quite a technical proposal), but your personal experiences and why you think measuring diagnosis waiting times is important will be very useful.
To fill in the survey please follow this link:
and scroll to the bottom of the page.
- Relaxed Proms at Royal Albert Hall
We are very excited to announce the world’s first Relaxed Prom!
As part of the BBC Proms we are holding our first ever Relaxed Prom on Saturday 29 July 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall, featuring the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
The BBC Relaxed Prom (Prom 19) will be open to everyone, but the concert will be specifically designed to welcome families who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment. This will be suitable for children and adults with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities as well as individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, blind and partially sighted.
In this live concert the full forces of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales bring you popular classics and music from TV and film for all the family to enjoy. Presented by conductor Grant Llewellyn and musician Andy Pidcock, the Relaxed Prom is an interactive and fun experience of music in a welcoming environment. All tickets are just £6, plus booking fee.
The Prom will be on wider public sale on 12 May,
How to book
Follow this link
- Cambridge NAS Gardening Club
The National Garden Scheme has awarded a grant for a Gardening club to the Cambridge NAS. The Gardening Club will be in the garden at the Chitra Sethia Autism Centre in Fulbourne. We will use the grant money for a new Greenhouse and to help people get to the Austism Centre (by paying for bus fares etc.). The aim of the Club is to provide a relaxing opportunity to socialise, learn new skills and grow some veg.
Anyone interested in joining the Gardening Club can email us at: