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NAS Cambridge offers the following activities for families:

 

Latest news for families

  • Cambridge NAS Annual General Meeting

    January 8th 2020, 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.

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  • Free training for parents of young autistic children

    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

    https://www.jenniferpalmer.co/Christmas2019

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  • ipad app trial for autistic children (3-15 years) with little language

    Your child is invited to take part in a research study sponsored by Nottingham Trent University, evaluating a new iPad’app’.

    The app, called ‘Point OutWords’, trains people to control movements of their fingers, hands or mouths. Some children with autism find it very difficult to use speech to communicate, but research and feedback from patients and families has suggested that a proportion of children understand quite a lot of language but find it difficult to make the movements needed to speak.

    Dr Matthew Belmonte, a psychologist in Nottingham Trent University, has developed an iPad game specifically to help children learn the motor skills needed to speak.

    We need to find out if it is practical and enjoyable for children and families to use, and work out the best way to carry out a clinical trial of this intervention.

    Before you decide if your child can take part it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve.

    Contact details if you are interested in taking part in the study:

    Dr Emma Weisblatt, 01733 777939, or email  eiw44@cam.ac.uk

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