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
- School Readiness for children with additional needs
Fridays at Waterbeach Children’s Centre
4, 11, 18 and 25 August between 10am – 1pm
A four week course for children with diagnosed or undiagnosed additional needs who will be starting school in September 2017.
This course is for parents/carers and their child. It is free of charge and will focus on sharing tools that can support your child to be school ready. Booking is required
T: 01223 472791
- Government Consultation on Diagnosis waiting times for Adults and Children.
In 2015, the NAS launched its Autism Diagnosis Crisis campaign, calling for action on diagnosis waiting times. That led to the Department of Health agreeing diagnosis waiting times as one of its data priorities. Now, NHS Digital is consulting on one of the changes that will make measuring waiting times a possibility.
The change would mean that services would record someone who has been referred to them for an assessment but hasn’t had a diagnosis yet. This would be for children and adults.
Please help by completing the survey for the consultation. You don’t need to get into the technical detail (this is quite a technical proposal), but your personal experiences and why you think measuring diagnosis waiting times is important will be very useful.
To fill in the survey please follow this link:
and scroll to the bottom of the page.
- AUTISM SEMINAR for FAMILIES: Managing Anger
For parents/carers of children with Autism
22 June 2017, 10am-2.30pm
Wood Green Animal Centre, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, PE29 2NH
About the seminar
“Managing Anger” is one of the National Autistic Society’s Autism Seminars for Families. It is aimed at parents/carers who have a child (with a diagnosis of autism) who is experiencing difficulties with anger, anxiety, distressed behaviours and meltdowns.
Aims of the seminar:
- To get a better understanding of how we react to distressed behaviours and anger.
- To gain information about using a low arousal approach.
- To outline practical ideas to help you and your child learn to manage anger, anxiety, distressed behaviours and meltdowns.
How to book a place
Families can book one place on the seminar, but if there are spare places nearer to the day, these can be offered to partners, other family members or carers. You will receive a full resource pack of useful information, advice and support guidelines.
Teas & coffees will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.
Who is running the seminar?
This seminar is delivered jointly by Cambridgeshire SENDIASS (formerly Parent Partnership) and the Cambridge branch of the National Autistic Society, using materials bought from the National Autistic Society. There is no charge to parents/carers.
To book a place, please email the form below to Juliet Greer:
Juliet.Greer@cambridgeshire.gov.uk, or phone 01223 699213.
Printable flyer: Managing Anger flyer Wood Green – June 2017(1)
Booking Form:Man Anger app form Wood Green – June 2017(1)