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Return of the NAS Social Club

We are happy to announce the return of our Adults Social Club. It will be in a new venue at Chesterton Methodist Church and anyone aged 18+ on the autistic spectrum is welcome, along with a carer if you would like to bring one.

More info and upcoming dates

The first session is 7.30-9.30pm on Sunday 24th April, we look forward to seeing you there!

Re-opening of the NAS Cambridge Carers Support Group

Our monthly Carers Support Group is back!

Our monthly carers support group is a great chance to meet other parents and carers facing similar challenges, swap ideas, and find out about support and activities in the local area.  Anyone caring for a child or adult with autism is very welcome to attend any of the meetings for a chat and a cuppa, no need to book.

Please note we are now in a new venue, at the Orchard Park Community Centre

The group runs at 7.30-9.00pm on the first Tuesday each month at the Orchard Park Community Centre, Central Avenue, Orchard Park, Cambridge CB4 2EZ.  Upcoming dates for the group are:

Please note, with apologies, the Carer Support Meeting scheduled for Tuesday 5th October is CANCELLED.

Visits to the Cavendish School

The Cavendish School is Cambridgeshire’s new special free school for young people with autism, scheduled to open in September 2021.

If you are interested in finding out more about The Cavendish School, and would like to attend a socially distanced group visit at one of the following times, please email
jbickley@TMET.org.uk to book your place:

  • 10am on Monday 14 September
  • 5pm on Monday 21 or Wednesday 30 September

New National Autistic Society website

The National Autistic Society are updating their national website at www.autism.org.uk

It will be launched by the end of August and you can see a preview here. The website is a great resource with lots of information and a searchable directory of service providers.

Our website here at the Cambridge Branch will still be the same!

Education Advice Service in Fenland & East Cambs

The SEND Information Advice Support Service (SENDIASS) is expanding its service in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire. This service is available to provide support to parents/carers of young people with special education needs and disabilities. This support is currently available via telephone or Skype drop ins.

For more information and to contact the team see the Fenland & East Cambs Opportunity Area website

Caring Together free online course for parents & carers

Caring Together, a charity supporting carers, are offering a free online course for parents and carers of children with autism – the Hope programme.

The Hope Programme is a six-week online group peer-support course based on positive psychology, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy originally developed by Coventry University. It covers topics such as mindfulness, goal setting, anxiety, fatigue and stress management, healthy eating, physical activity and working with health care teams.

For more information on the Hope programme and how to book see the Caring Together website