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NAS Peterborough Monthly Drop-in and Social Group

Come and join us at the Asda Community Room for NEW Social Befriending group for adults with autism and their families and carers
The NAS are coming to Peterborough with a new social befriending group for autistic adults and anybody you wish to bring along for support. The sessions will provide information and advice for you as well as a place for you to meet, socialise and exchange ideas.
The sessions are free, bookings are not required. Please come along and share your experiences, interests and concerns.
The first half of the sessions will follow a format of friendly conversation and an overview of NAS services. During the second half, we will be available to organise, manage and play various board games, which you are welcome to join in with or just relax in our company.
There will be time at the end of each session for any support needed from the NAS Peterborough. We will show you the site and help you feel welcome. Refreshments provided. The room and toilets are situated on the first floor next to the cafe with stair and lift access to the room. (The dates below are all Fridays)
DATES FOR 2018: 7th Dec
DATES FOR 2019: 4th Jan, 1st Feb, 1st March, 5th April,
3rd May, 7th June, 5th July, 2nd August
Time: 12-2pm
Venue: Asda Community Room, Asda Superstore West Rivergate Shopping Centre Peterborough PE1 1ET

Car parking is available on site with car parking passes which are provided in the room. The Asda community room is in the centre of Peterborough, 10 minute walk from Peterborough train station, with many buses available from Queensgate bus station to Asda superstore. It is sited on Viersen Platz just off Bourges Boulevard northbound (A15) in Peterborough city centre.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT NAS PETERBOROUGH BRANCH ON EMAIL: Peterborough@nas.org.uk WEB: naspeterborough.webeden.co.uk

Printable flyer: Peterborough Branch Poster(1)

NEW Social Events Group for adults with autism and their families and carers

NAS Peterborough and NAS Cambridge are organizing a series of social events.
for autistic adults and anybody you wish to bring along for support. The Social Events Group will provide information and advice for you as well as a place for you to meet, socialise and exchange ideas. These Social Events Group meetings will be organised by NAS Peterborough and NAS Cambridge Branches
The Social Events Group requires bookings and there is a charge for each activity paid by the individual members, more details can be provided or obtained from our website. Please come along and share your experiences, interests and concerns.
The Social Events Group will follow a format of friendly conversation and an overview of NAS services. The activities organised will be different every month. They will include visiting a local cinema, going out for a meal, playing sports or managing and playing various board games, we are open to new suggestions for the Social Events Group so we can improve the group and do activities that autistic people would want to come to which you are welcome to join in with or just relax in our company.
There will be time at the end of the Social Events Group for any support needed from the NAS Peterborough and NAS Cambridge Branches. We will show you the site when the activity is taking place and help you feel welcome.

DATES FOR 2018: Friday 25th Jan, Friday 22nd Feb, Friday 29th March, Friday 26th April, Friday 31st May, Friday 28th June
Time: 11:00-16:00

When future Social Events Group Venue, Activities and location in Cambridgeshire are realized they will be available on our website for more information please contact us.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT NAS PETERBOROUGH & NAS CAMBRIDGE BRANCHES:

EMAIL: peterborough@nas.org.uk WEB: naspeterborough.webeden.co.uk
EMAIL: NASCambridge@nas.org.uk

Printable flyer Social Events Group Poster dates 2019

Stepping Stones (up to 12yrs)

Parenting Courses: Because Children don’t come with instructions
Broadleas, St Ives, PE27 5QB

Monday 7 Jan to 25 Feb 2019, 9.30am to 11.30am

A free course suitable for families with a child aged up to 12 years with Special Educational Needs or a disability:

· What is positive behaviour?
· Support your child’s development and help them to feel good about themselves
· Implement parenting routines and cope with stress

T: 01480 375116 to book a place

SEN Holiday Play Mornings (4 – 10yrs)

Bargroves, Youth Hall, Cromwell Road, St Neots PE19 2EY
10am to 12noon

These activities are for children with additional needs or social-interaction difficulties. Siblings are welcome. Professional support from District Early Intervention Family Workers and SEND team. Activities include toys, games, sports and crafts. Come and have a try.

· Christmas: Friday 21 December 2018
· Spring Theme: Wednesday 20 February 2019
· Easter: Wednesday 10 April 2019
· Summer Theme: Wednesday 29 March 2019

For more information contact Lorraine Simon
T: 01480 376297
E: Lorraine.simon@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Here:Now (11 – 19yrs (25yrs SEND)

Thursdays 4pm to 8pm
Huntingdon Youth Centre, Sallowbush Road, Huntingdon PE29 7AF

A safe, friendly, confidential space for young people.
Are you a young person aged 11-19 (25 with additional needs) who is struggling with mental health and wellbeing?

Drop-in for advice and information about our groups and sessional support. We offer pet-assisted therapy, youth worker support, advice about sexual health, employment and education, housing, benefits and foodbank vouchers.

Promoting positive mental health and resilience in young people
T: 01480 372700

How To Plan Exactly What Your Young Child With Autism Needs To Enjoy The Christmas Season

Jenny Palmer is running a free two-week challenge to help parents of children with autism to plan and prepare for the Christmas season.

Together as a group we will work on how to support our children with autism over the Christmas period and how to make it the very special time that it should be.

We will cover helping your child understand what is going to happen over the coming weeks as we build up to Christmas
• How to communicate to school and nursery what your child needs adapted so they cope and enjoy themselves
• Tools to deal with anxiety
• Sensory processing issues and strategies
• What to do on the day and how to adapt

Training will be via email and in a short term pop up Face book group and starts on the 26th November – people can join after that date too

The challenge runs for 2 weeks during which time we will work together each day to plan our greatest Christmas and ensure our children are well supported

Follow this link to join the challenge:
www.helpunderstandingautism.com/p/christmasplanning

https://www.helpunderstandingautism.com
https://www.facebook.com/helpunderstandingautism/

SENDIASS/PPS Road Show 29 November

SENDIASS/PPS Road Show
Thursday 29 November 2018
Cambridge Professional Development Centre (CPDC), Foster Road, Trumpington, Cambridge CB2 9JQ
Free
Seminars: 9.45am to 10.45am and 11.15am to 12.15pm (Doors open and welcome at 9:15am)
Seminars
• Sensory issues and pupils with special educational needs
• Helping your child become more independent
• Where to find the information you need about your child’s education
• How schools support pupils who do not have statements or EHCPs
NB: If your child’s teaching assistant or teacher would like to attend with you they would be very welcome and their place would be FREE.
To book a place please use the link below, the booking facility is half way down the page, or complete and return the attached form.
You can book online.
https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/pupil-and-family-support/send-information-advice-and-support-service/

ADHD and SEND Parent Drop-In in Wisbech

If you have a child or young person in your care that has been diagnosed with a special education need or disability, come along and meet with others parents, carers and professionals for some well-earned support!
Meet on last Wednesday of month (term time only)
28 November
12 December
9.30am to 11am
Queen Mary Centre, Queens Road, Wisbech PE13 2PE
Come along, have a cup of tea! New members very welcome. Free of charge.
For more information or worried about coming on your own contact Marlene or Cat, District Early Help Team Wisbech
T: 01354 750401
Facebook: Wisbech ADHD Support Group

NAS Adult Social Events to see Tim Peakes’s Spacecraft

Friday 26th October 2018 11:00-16:00
Peterborough Cathedral & Pizza Expresses Peterborough

Activities:
The meeting place for the Adult Social Events Group will be Peterborough Cathedral Gate way just off cathedral square postcode PE1 1XS at 11:00
Tim peake’s spacecraft free of charge unless members wanting to see Space Descent VR with Tim Peake’s will have to book in Advance please book between 11:00-12:30, the price is £5.00 per person.
MORE DETAILS

Meal Pizza Expresses Peterborough
The table will be book for 12:30. The cost of the meal is £13.95 for a set 3 course meal click here to see menu or starter/main course for £10.95 click here to see menu. The full menu is also available. Drinks are not included in this price for more menu information follow the link to Pizza Expresses
A walk around Peterborough Cathedral free of charge there may be time for a drink after our walk. For further information or to book a place, please contact NAS Peterborough

EMAIL: peterborough@nas.org.uk
WEB: naspeterborough.webeden.co.uk

Social Skills in Autistic Teenagers (SSAT) study

Researchers at University College London (UCL) are looking for adolescents aged 13-19 with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their parents to take part in a study of social skills.

The study involves completing questionnaires and having a video-recorded interaction with a researcher. The study will take around two hours to complete, and can take place at your home or at UCL.

There is no payment for taking part, but reasonable travel expenses (£10 per adult, £5 per child) will be reimbursed. The researchers (Ben or Aaron) would be able to come to Cambridge to carry out interviews.

For more information, please contact Benjamin Hannon at b.hannon.17@ucl.ac.uk or 07711227277.

This study has been approved by the UCL/UCLH Joint Research Office, Great Ormond Street Hospital Trust, Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust, and the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust.

Printable flyer Social Skills in Autistic Teenagers (SSAT) study