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    Free interactive session for girls and young women (age 11-18) and their parents.

    26 June, 18.00-20.00 at The Meadows Community Centre

    Session Outline: This interactive session will be in two parts. For the first 30 minutes, parents can attend Sarah-Jane’s sesion. For the remaining 90 minutes, parents are invited to another room for tea and biscuits and NAS Cambridge Committee members will be on hand for advice, support and signposting. The girls and young women will continue the session with Sarah-Jane.

    In this interactive session for autistic girls aged 11-18 (and their parents) you will learn:

    What is autism and what does it look like in girls?
    What are your strengths and how to own them?
    Diagnosis – why it is so difficult
    What we know and what we don’t know from research
    Girls and Pathologic Demand Avoidance (PDA)
    Friendships and bullying
    Experiences of autistic girls and women – what are the issues?
    Gender, sexuality and vulnerability
    Autism and eating disorders
    Strength, determination, focus and hope – the legacy of autistic women

    About Sarah-Jane Critchley: Sarah-Jane is passionate about helping autistic people, their families, friends and supporters live happier lives of their own choosing. She is the internationally recognised author of ‘A Different Joy: The Parents’ Guide to Living Better with Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD and More.

    TICKETS at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/autistic-girls-owning-your-awesomeness-tickets-61798589244

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  • Understanding and Supporting Emotional regulation in children with ASC – free workshop

    Thursday 13th June 2019 7.00 – 9.30pm
    The Chitra Sethia Autism Centre, Cambridge Road, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB21 5EF
    google map of Chitra Sethia Centre

    Understanding and supporting Emotional regulation in children with ASC and related conditions

    Tickets (free) available at:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supporting-emotional-regulation-in-children-with-asc-tickets-61957455417

    • Suitable for parents of verbal children who attend mainstream school
    • This is session 2 of the Communication Cambridge Workshops being held at the Chitra Sethia Autism Centre, Fulbourn, Cambridge.
    • You can attend this session whether or not you came to the first session in February ( on Understanding and supporting social communication development in children with ASC and related conditions)
    • This event is free, but for those who are able, a suggested donation of £5 on the evening would be greatly appreciated.

    Communication Cambridge offers social skills groups, training and workshops to support the needs of children and young adults with social communication difficulties and autism. Communication Cambridge is run by two highly experienced Speech and Language Therapists with over 30 years collective experience in the field. More information about Communication Cambridge can be found at:


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  • 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:
    for further information or drop in on the day to browse and enjoy some refreshments.

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