Free interactive session for girls and young women (age 11-18) and their parents.
26 June, 18.00-20.00 at The Meadows Community Centre
Session Outline: This interactive session will be in two parts. For the first 30 minutes, parents can attend Sarah-Jane’s sesion. For the remaining 90 minutes, parents are invited to another room for tea and biscuits and NAS Cambridge Committee members will be on hand for advice, support and signposting. The girls and young women will continue the session with Sarah-Jane.
In this interactive session for autistic girls aged 11-18 (and their parents) you will learn:
What is autism and what does it look like in girls?
What are your strengths and how to own them?
Diagnosis – why it is so difficult
What we know and what we don’t know from research
Girls and Pathologic Demand Avoidance (PDA)
Friendships and bullying
Experiences of autistic girls and women – what are the issues?
Gender, sexuality and vulnerability
Autism and eating disorders
Strength, determination, focus and hope – the legacy of autistic women
About Sarah-Jane Critchley: Sarah-Jane is passionate about helping autistic people, their families, friends and supporters live happier lives of their own choosing. She is the internationally recognised author of ‘A Different Joy: The Parents’ Guide to Living Better with Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD and More.
TICKETS at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/autistic-girls-owning-your-awesomeness-tickets-61798589244
Thursday 13th June 2019 7.00 – 9.30pm
The Chitra Sethia Autism Centre, Cambridge Road, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB21 5EF
google map of Chitra Sethia Centre
Understanding and supporting Emotional regulation in children with ASC and related conditions
Tickets (free) available at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supporting-emotional-regulation-in-children-with-asc-tickets-61957455417
- Suitable for parents of verbal children who attend mainstream school
- This is session 2 of the Communication Cambridge Workshops being held at the Chitra Sethia Autism Centre, Fulbourn, Cambridge.
- You can attend this session whether or not you came to the first session in February ( on Understanding and supporting social communication development in children with ASC and related conditions)
- This event is free, but for those who are able, a suggested donation of £5 on the evening would be greatly appreciated.
Communication Cambridge offers social skills groups, training and workshops to support the needs of children and young adults with social communication difficulties and autism. Communication Cambridge is run by two highly experienced Speech and Language Therapists with over 30 years collective experience in the field. More information about Communication Cambridge can be found at:
On Tuesday 2nd April, the Cambridge Lifespan Autism Spectrum Service (CLASS) will be launching the Chitra Sethia Autism Centre Library for service users and health and social care staff.
Come along to the opening ceremony at 11am with Colette Turner, CPFT associate director of operations.
The library aims to improve experience of the autism pathway, with information and resources for service users, families and carers. The CLASS team is raising awareness and helping CPFT staff gain skills to ensure people in the autism community are understood when they access all Trust services.
The library launch is the result of months of planning and the hard work of Sue Hart, a volunteer at CPFT.
for further information or drop in on the day to browse and enjoy some refreshments.
This year is the 10th anniversary of the Autism Act. The National Autistic Society will be marking this anniversary throughout 2019 and campaigning to make sure the Government improves support for autistic children and adults.
You can help by taking our survey and telling us about your experiences of autism services.
Take the Autism Act 2019 Survey
Many thanks for taking part!
DLA To PIP session
Thursday 21 March
The Methodist Church, High Street, Ramsey, Huntingdon PE26 1AE
(car parking available at: Mews Close Car Park, Mews Close, Whytefield Street, Ramsey)
10am to 12noon
Pinpoint and Little Miracles Ramsey are joining up to run a free information session for parents about moving from DLA to PIP benefit. This session will give you a chance to meet other parents and professionals to share knowledge.
Refreshments will be provided.
Meet Anjela Jones, Welfare Benefits Advice Team Manager offering parents free support and assistance with claiming PIP and other connected benefits.
Joseph Simon, NAS Adult Autism Manager will also be available during the session
T: 01480 877333
Safe Soulmate aims to help people with learning disabilities and/or autism, who live in Cambridgeshire, to find and nurture friendships and loving relationships with likeminded individuals in a SAFE way. We will work closely with Dhiverse, which provides excellent workshops to help people develop skills to build and maintain healthy friendships and relationships.
We will match people with learning disabilities and autism to likeminded and suitable adults, based on interests, and personality amongst other things. We are NOT an online site which is very risky, rather we visit individuals in their home, carry out a risk assessment, and ask for two references. There are two paid members of staff and we plan to recruit volunteers to act as chaperones and help at social events.
We are also a friendship agency, because we are aware that many people are simply desperately lonely for friendship. Most social events will be held in pubs and other venues alongside mainstream community to encourage social inclusivity. We are also planning to organise club nights for members.
The next large social event is late April/beginning of May, more details will be available on facebook, twitter and Instagram @safesoulmate or on the website: www.safesoulmate.org.uk
NAS Cambridge are hosting a half day workshop for 13-16 year olds, run by Communication Cambridge. The aims of this workshop are to:
- Understand the Autism Spectrum
- Understand how Autism affects you
- Understand your strengths
- Find out what helps
- Meet others and share experiences
This workshop is being run by Communication Cambridge on two dates:
Saturday 23rd March 2019 at 10.00am–12.30 or Saturday 6th April 2019 at 1.30–4.00pm
The venue is The Chitra Sethia Autism Centre, Cambridge Road, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB21 5EF
Booking is free via Eventbrite:
Tickets for Saturday 23 March https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/asd-and-me-tickets-58337509060
Tickets for Saturday 6 March https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/asd-and-me-tickets-58340275334
To find out more please email Fiona or Sarah: firstname.lastname@example.org
ASD and Me poster 2019
7 February 2019
Tees Law, Titan House, Castle Park, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AY
9.45am to 3.15pm
Aimed at parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), this one-day training has been developed to guide you through the entire EHC plan process.
From the decision of the local authority to assess, right through to getting the final EHC plan, this training day will help you navigate the system, supporting you to make informed and positive decisions regarding your child’s education and getting the right plan in place.
The training covers the following topics:
- The structure of an EHC plan
- Where information should be within an EHC plan
- The legal status of an EHC plan
- What a good EHC plan should contain
- Q&A with a SEND expert
Full details on website https://www.ipsea.org.uk/Event/cambridge-ehc-plan-masterclass-for-parents-and-carers-01022019
Come and join us at the Asda Community Room for NEW Social Befriending group for adults with autism and their families and carers
The NAS are coming to Peterborough with a new social befriending group for autistic adults and anybody you wish to bring along for support. The sessions will provide information and advice for you as well as a place for you to meet, socialise and exchange ideas.
The sessions are free, bookings are not required. Please come along and share your experiences, interests and concerns.
The first half of the sessions will follow a format of friendly conversation and an overview of NAS services. During the second half, we will be available to organise, manage and play various board games, which you are welcome to join in with or just relax in our company.
There will be time at the end of each session for any support needed from the NAS Peterborough. We will show you the site and help you feel welcome. Refreshments provided. The room and toilets are situated on the first floor next to the cafe with stair and lift access to the room. (The dates below are all Fridays)
DATES FOR 2018: 7th Dec
DATES FOR 2019: 4th Jan, 1st Feb, 1st March, 5th April,
3rd May, 7th June, 5th July, 2nd August
Venue: Asda Community Room, Asda Superstore West Rivergate Shopping Centre Peterborough PE1 1ET
Car parking is available on site with car parking passes which are provided in the room. The Asda community room is in the centre of Peterborough, 10 minute walk from Peterborough train station, with many buses available from Queensgate bus station to Asda superstore. It is sited on Viersen Platz just off Bourges Boulevard northbound (A15) in Peterborough city centre.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT NAS PETERBOROUGH BRANCH ON EMAIL: Peterborough@nas.org.uk WEB: naspeterborough.webeden.co.uk
Printable flyer: Peterborough Branch Poster(1)
NAS Peterborough and NAS Cambridge are organizing a series of social events.
for autistic adults and anybody you wish to bring along for support. The Social Events Group will provide information and advice for you as well as a place for you to meet, socialise and exchange ideas. These Social Events Group meetings will be organised by NAS Peterborough and NAS Cambridge Branches
The Social Events Group requires bookings and there is a charge for each activity paid by the individual members, more details can be provided or obtained from our website. Please come along and share your experiences, interests and concerns.
The Social Events Group will follow a format of friendly conversation and an overview of NAS services. The activities organised will be different every month. They will include visiting a local cinema, going out for a meal, playing sports or managing and playing various board games, we are open to new suggestions for the Social Events Group so we can improve the group and do activities that autistic people would want to come to which you are welcome to join in with or just relax in our company.
There will be time at the end of the Social Events Group for any support needed from the NAS Peterborough and NAS Cambridge Branches. We will show you the site when the activity is taking place and help you feel welcome.
DATES FOR 2018: Friday 25th Jan, Friday 22nd Feb, Friday 29th March, Friday 26th April, Friday 31st May, Friday 28th June
When future Social Events Group Venue, Activities and location in Cambridgeshire are realized they will be available on our website for more information please contact us.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT NAS PETERBOROUGH & NAS CAMBRIDGE BRANCHES:
EMAIL: email@example.com WEB: naspeterborough.webeden.co.uk
Printable flyer Social Events Group Poster dates 2019