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NAS Cambridge offers the following activities for families:

 

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • Cambridge NAS organised Workshop on The Amazing Strengths of Autistic Girls

    Sarah-Jane Critchley will be joining us for an exciting workshop on The Amazing Strengths of Autistic Girls on OCTOBER 31st.
    Venue: Impington Village College (in The Pavilion), New Road, Impington, CB249LX
    Time: 7-9pm (please arrive any time from 6.30pm for a 7pm start)

    Tickets are available at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-amazing-strengths-of-autistic-girls-tickets-51312807990

    In this interactive session you will learn:

    • What is Autism and what does it look like in girls?
    • Diagnosis – why it is so difficult
    • What we know and what we don’t know from research
    • Girls and Pathologic Demand Avoidance (PDA)
    • Girls, 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…’, and ‘The Different Joy Planner’ and a contributing author to books on Girls and Autism to be published by Jessica Kingsley and Routledge in 2018 and has written for Charity Finance and ICSA. For over 10 years, Sarah-Jane was with the Autism Education Trust working with a range of stakeholders to improve educational provision for young people with autism. She has been instrumental in the development, monitoring and management of a number of workforce development programmes including training that has reached over 180,000 education-based staff in England in 6 years. Sarah-Jane was an influential member of the Transforming Autism Education project adapting the AET’s highly successful training programme to meet the context and needs of professionals in Italy and Greece funded by the EU ERASMUS programme.
    She is a mother to two autistic teenagers (a late-diagnosed girl and a boy) and a husband on the autism spectrum.

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