As advised by NAS head office following Government guidance, we are sorry to have to cancel all of our Branch Activities throughout the rest of March and April.
Please check our website for further information as we get through April, as we will have to follow advice from Government and NAS for activities in May.
Remember our phone and email helpline will continue to run and our Branch Facebook Group will continue.
List of cancelled activities:
March Drop In session for 25th March and 29th April. CANCELLED
Huntingdon Drop In session for April 8th. CANCELLED
Social Club on March 22, April 12, and April 26, 2020. CANCELLED
Parent/Carer Support Group for Monday 6th April. CANCELLED
How to prepare your autistic child for Christmas
Training kicks off 25th November and lasts for 2 weeks and delivered via a pop up Facebook group and email
Even if you are overwhelmed, stressed and have zero time
So you can be assured that they are getting all the support they need
And you can go back to juggling the other millions of things that you need to do
Designed for extremely busy parents
This training ran last year and had a brilliant response from families
For more details and to sign up visit this link
The Cambridge NAS invites you to a garden-themed afternoon of activities (for children and adults) at the Chitra-Sethia Autism Centre, 2.30-4.00pm.
Drinks and snacks will be available.
Indoor Activities to include: Lego, Brio train-track + trains, Dressing up, Board games, Pom-poms and pipe-cleaners creativity
Outdoor Activities (weather permitting) to include: Funky grass-heads to make and take home, Pot up a mini container with herbs to take home
Tea, coffee and juice, biscuits, cakes, and fruit
Parking is available.
DLA To PIP session
Thursday 21 March
The Methodist Church, High Street, Ramsey, Huntingdon PE26 1AE
(car parking available at: Mews Close Car Park, Mews Close, Whytefield Street, Ramsey)
10am to 12noon
Pinpoint and Little Miracles Ramsey are joining up to run a free information session for parents about moving from DLA to PIP benefit. This session will give you a chance to meet other parents and professionals to share knowledge.
Refreshments will be provided.
Meet Anjela Jones, Welfare Benefits Advice Team Manager offering parents free support and assistance with claiming PIP and other connected benefits.
Joseph Simon, NAS Adult Autism Manager will also be available during the session
T: 01480 877333
SENDIASS/PPS Road Show
Thursday 29 November 2018
Cambridge Professional Development Centre (CPDC), Foster Road, Trumpington, Cambridge CB2 9JQ
Seminars: 9.45am to 10.45am and 11.15am to 12.15pm (Doors open and welcome at 9:15am)
• 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.
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.
Members of the Cambridge NAS Branch Committee attended the Chris Packhams’s Bioblitz Event at the National Trust Wicken Fen on Sunday 22 July. The Bioblitz is an effort to audit biodiversity in 2018 in order to create a benchmark that will help measure the rise and fall in numbers of different species in the future. Chris Packham is a broadcaster and naturalist (appearing on BBCs Springwatch). He is autistic and has recently become a patron of the NAS. The Committee members talked to members of the public and also to Chris when he visited the Bioblitz on Sunday afternoon.
If you are interested in Chris Packham’s conservation work you can check out his website: http://www.chrispackham.co.uk/
Picture of Cambridge NAS branch members at Wicken Fen with Chris Packham.
Last week, the Departments of Health and Education published new draft guidance on the use of restraint and restrictive interventions on children on the autism spectrum, and those with a learning disability or mental health difficulty.
Link to Network Autism summary
Link to the consultation below
For parents/carers of children with Autism
22 June 2017, 10am-2.30pm
Wood Green Animal Centre, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, PE29 2NH
About the seminar
“Managing Anger” is one of the National Autistic Society’s Autism Seminars for Families. It is aimed at parents/carers who have a child (with a diagnosis of autism) who is experiencing difficulties with anger, anxiety, distressed behaviours and meltdowns.
Aims of the seminar:
- To get a better understanding of how we react to distressed behaviours and anger.
- To gain information about using a low arousal approach.
- To outline practical ideas to help you and your child learn to manage anger, anxiety, distressed behaviours and meltdowns.
How to book a place
Families can book one place on the seminar, but if there are spare places nearer to the day, these can be offered to partners, other family members or carers. You will receive a full resource pack of useful information, advice and support guidelines.
Teas & coffees will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.
Who is running the seminar?
This seminar is delivered jointly by Cambridgeshire SENDIASS (formerly Parent Partnership) and the Cambridge branch of the National Autistic Society, using materials bought from the National Autistic Society. There is no charge to parents/carers.
To book a place, please email the form below to Juliet Greer:
Juliet.Greer@cambridgeshire.gov.uk, or phone 01223 699213.
Printable flyer: Managing Anger flyer Wood Green – June 2017(1)
Booking Form:Man Anger app form Wood Green – June 2017(1)