NAS Cambridge offers the following activities for families:
- Parent Support Group – an informal group to meet other parents and carers of children or adults on the autistic spectrum
- Courses and events
- See our resources pages for the branch library and other organisations offering information, support and activities
Latest news for families
- Arts Picturehouse Autism Friendly Screenings
Autism-Friendly Screenings are film screenings especially for people on the autism spectrum and other learning difficulties or complex needs and their families, friends and carers.
During Autism-Friendly Screenings low lights are left on in the auditorium and the volume of the soundtrack is reduced. It is fine for customers to move around, make noise or take a break during the film. Our autism Friendly screenings take place on the 3rd Sunday of the month in Cambridge.
Details at: http://pheducation.wixsite.com/pheducation/autism-friendly
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- Stepping Stones
A course for parents of children aged 2-12 with special educational needs or disability.
Highfield Ely Academy, Downham Road, Ely, Cambs CB6 1BD
Monday 18 September 2017
The course runs for 9 weeks and is made up of 5 sessions from 5.30pm – 7.50pm, followed by 3 telephone conversations and then 1 final session.
To book a place please contact Jane Tuck, Family Worker on 07827 309394
- Pinpoint ADHD/ASD Support Groups – September
Pinpoints monthly groups help parents and carers who have children with ADHD and Autism with or without a diagnosis. So if your children are accessing services, are on the waiting list, or have had a referral turned down, come along for practical advice and ideas from visiting professionals on how to boost your resilience and work with your children at home and help manage their behaviour.
Ely: September 8: 12.15pm – 2pm at Ely Cathedral Centre, Palace Green, Ely CB7 4EW (for this session only). Educational Psychologist and we are joining the Oak Tree Branches parent support group. Back to the children’s centre in October.
Histon: September 11: 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Histon Early Years Centre, New School Road, Histon CB24 9LL. Communication Cambridge are our guest speakers. Parking on roads adjacent to centre. None at actual venue.
Peterborough: September 7: 10am to 12 noon at Family Voice Peterborough, The Goldhay Community Centre, 105 Paynels, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough PE2 5QP with Marion Deeley, SEND Partnership Officer PCC.
Huntingdon: September 12: 10am to 12 noon at Hunts Forum, The Maple Centre, 6 Oak Tree Drive, Huntingdon PE29 7HN with sensory tips from Cambs’ Occupational Therapy service. A free car park is located next to the Oak Tree Centre and some parking is available outside the front of the centre. If you are using your Sat Nav, the postcode is PE29 7LB (please use this postcode as it will bring you directly to the main car park near the Golden Knight pub).
Histon/Huntingdon: Jackie King
T: 01480 490043
Ely/Peterborough: Eve Redgrave
T: 01480 499043