NAS Cambridge offers the following activities for families:
- Carers 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
- 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.Continue reading →
- 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 linkContinue reading →
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgContinue reading →