Adults

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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 monthly drop-ins for adults in Huntingdon and March, 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:

  • ABC Project Drop-in Session on Relationships, Sex and Disability

    The ABC team from Dhiverse are holding a drop-in session during Sexual Health Awareness Week 2019.

    Date:  Wednesday 18th September 10am -1pm

    At:  the Community Escape room at the Grafton Centre

    You can join them for a chat and light refreshments to find out what they do and how they make information around relationships and sex accessible to people with learning difficulties and autism. The theme for the drop-in is Relationships, Sex and Disability which is the topic for this year’s Sexual Health week.

    For more information please contact Rosie Childs on 01223 508805 or email rosie.childs@dhiverse.org.uk

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  • Cambridge NAS Garden(ing) Party for families and adults

    Chitra-Sethia Autism Centre,Cambridge Road, Fulbourn, Cambridge,CB21 5EF

    2-4pm, Saturday 31 August

    The Cambridge NAS invites you to a garden-themed afternoon of activities (for children and adults) at the Chitra-Sethia Autism Centre.
    Drinks and snacks will be available.

    Indoor Activities to include

    • Lego
    • Brio train-track + trains
    • Dressing up
    • Board games

    Outdoor Activities to include

    • Funky grass-heads to make and take home
    • Pot up a mini patio container with bedding plants to take home
    • Paints and glue to make collages etc
    • Garden bowls

    Refreshments
    Tea and coffee, biscuits, cakes, and fruit

    Parking is available.
    Bus timetable here

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  • The PDA Experience EAST ANGLIA –
    A chance to hear from Harry Thompson (and friends) in Cambridgeshire, East Anglia!

    About this Event

    Date: August 3rd

    By courtesy of Westwood Primary School, Harry Thompson and a few other stalwart PDA activists, The PDA Experience. is coming to March, Cambridgeshire!

    Join Harry Thompson for a morning with him and fellow ‘experts by experience’, Danielle Jata-Hall, Steph Curtis and Isaac Russell, for talks and conversations on the topic of Pathological Demand Avoidance – a behaviour profile within the autism spectrum. Never an easy topic, but expect an enlightening and honest account of life with Pathological Demand Avoidance.

    The day will be kicked off by fellow PDA parent bloggers (BritMums 2018 award finalists), Steph Curtis and Danielle Jata-Hall, who will be supporting and sharing their experiences in raising PDA children.

    The very eloquent author and speaker (and adult living with PDA), Harry Thompson, will then deliver a talk in which he will offer unique, descriptive insights into PDA from a first person perspective. This will be followed by a Q & A session where you will have the opportunity to ask Harry whatever you want.

    And finally, Isaac Russell (also an adult living with PDA) will share his honest and profound insights into PDA and how this puzzling condition affects him.

    There will be opportunities to network after the event.

    Doors open at 13.45 for a 14.00 start. The programme will finish at around17.00, with refreshments and an opportunity to meet and chat with the speakers afterwards.

    We do hope you are able to make this wonderful opportunity to engage with some of the people who are most able to explain how life works – and doesn’t – with Pathological Demand Avoidance.

    *If you are a parent hoping to attend, and you are planning on bringing your child, please note that our cut-off age for under 18s is 13 years old. Thank you.*

    Tickets from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-pda-experience-east-anglia-tickets-62999634603

     

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