Category Archives: Adults

Celebrate World Autism Day with CLASS

On Tuesday 2nd April, the Cambridge Lifespan Autism Spectrum Service (CLASS) will be launching the Chitra Sethia Autism Centre Library for service users and health and social care staff.
Come along to the opening ceremony at 11am with Colette Turner, CPFT associate director of operations.
The library aims to improve experience of the autism pathway, with information and resources for service users, families and carers. The CLASS team is raising awareness and helping CPFT staff gain skills to ensure people in the autism community are understood when they access all Trust services.
The library launch is the result of months of planning and the hard work of Sue Hart, a volunteer at CPFT.
Please contact:
ClassClinic@cpft.nhs.uk
for further information or drop in on the day to browse and enjoy some refreshments.

Safe Soulmate

Safe Soulmate aims to help people with learning disabilities and/or autism, who live in Cambridgeshire, to find and nurture friendships and loving relationships with likeminded individuals in a SAFE way. We will work closely with Dhiverse, which provides excellent workshops to help people develop skills to build and maintain healthy friendships and relationships.

We will match people with learning disabilities and autism to likeminded and suitable adults, based on interests, and personality amongst other things. We are NOT an online site which is very risky, rather we visit individuals in their home, carry out a risk assessment, and ask for two references. There are two paid members of staff and we plan to recruit volunteers to act as chaperones and help at social events.

We are also a friendship agency, because we are aware that many people are simply desperately lonely for friendship. Most social events will be held in pubs and other venues alongside mainstream community to encourage social inclusivity. We are also planning to organise club nights for members.

The next large social event is late April/beginning of May, more details will be available on facebook, twitter and Instagram @safesoulmate or on the website: www.safesoulmate.org.uk

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

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

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

Cambridge NAS Annual General Meeting 2019

January 9th, 8.00-9.00pm

Chitra Sethia Autism Centre (Garden Room), Cambridge Road, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB21 5EF.

You are warmly invited to our AGM Meeting. This is an open Meeting for anyone to attend.

We will report on Branch Activities for the past year and our proposed activities for the coming year.

We will vote on our nominations for Branch Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

Tea, Coffee, cake and biscuits will be freely available.

Links with Huntingdon Jobcentre – Disability Employment Adviser to attend Maple Centre on 10th October, 1 pm – 2 pm.

The Disability Employment Adviser from Huntingdon Job Centre will be at our October Drop In session (Huntingdon) for an hour. He wants to listen to concerns and the difficulties people have experienced when attending their job centres, trying to access help, make claims, attend interviews, etc. He will be able to offer general advice and explain what help is available at, or via, Job Centres. Come and find out what help is available and how to access it.

The Drop In session is from 12 noon to 2 pm each month, so come and find out what we do anyway. https://www.nascambridge.org.uk/adults/huntingdon-drop-in-sessions-for-adults/

Cambridge NAS volunteers will also be at the session (as usual) to support, as well as one of the NAS Support Officers for Adults.