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
- Autism friendly cinema screenings
Cineworld host an autism friendly cinema screening on the first Sunday of every month at 11am. Cineworld cinemas that are close to Cambridge and participating in autism friendly screenings are:
Bedford, Haverhill, Huntigdon, St Neots.
Cineworld’s next autism friendly film screening is ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on Sunday 2nd April at 11am.
You can book tickets online on the cineworld website
The Cambridge Vue host an autism friendly cinema screening on the last Sunday of every month at 10:15am, from £1.99. (the film for March has yet to be posted). Tickets can be booked on the Vue website
- Red2Green Easter holiday club and short courses
We are taking bookings for our new life skills holiday club for over 16s with autism spectrum conditions. We will be using arts, crafts, cookery and gardening to help you progress and develop including meeting different people, learning something new, practicing work skills, developing self confidence, and giving attendees the chance to get involved in peer mentoring. Wednesday 5 & 12 April and Thursday 6… & 13 April.
Exciting new short courses
Our “Crafty Sew and Sows” project (which teaches, and then supports learners, to share the skills our grandparents took for granted) is now available as a modular immediate short term respite activity or time limited reablement option, from 1 day a week upwards, as well as for those who need ongoing support.
This term Crafty Sow and Sews which has already featured bread making will be focussing on Growing your Own – vegetables, fruit, flowers, kitchen gardens and cottage gardens. Future projects will include knitting, making fires and playground games. For each skill, we also hold a “Grab a Skill” day where the learners can share the skills they have learnt with different members of the community including local primary and secondary school children.
Did you know that we also offer:
– A life skills programme for anyone with autism and challenging behaviour?
– Our own minibus transport service?
– A carer at £15/hr?
- Tell us about your experiences of autism and processing time for the ‘Too Much Information’ campaign
In 2016 over 7,000 people completed our survey which we used to shape our Too Much Information campaign. The findings from that survey supported us to show how crucial it is for the public to understand more about autism, and to make a film about autism which was seen by over 56 million people.
Now you’ve told us what you want the public to know, we want to know more about autistic people’s experiences and what you would like the public to change about their behaviour. We particularly want to hear your experiences of needing extra time to process information and how the public’s understanding of this affects you.
You can find the survey at: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/AutisticTMI/
If you are a parent or carer to an autistic child or adult who is not able to complete the survey for themselves, we would like you to do so on their behalf.
Surveys make a difference. With what you told us in last year’s survey, we were also able to take these important messages about autism to BBC Breakfast, The Guardian and many other mainstream newspapers and websites and to start transforming public understanding of autism. Please help the second year of Too Much Information be just as impactful.
Please be sure to share this survey with autistic friends and family too.