Dates for 2016: Wednesday 17th August, 14th September, 12th October, 16th November, 14th December
Time: 12 noon – 2pm
Venue: 6 Oak Drive, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 7HN
(For Sat Nav users please use PE29 7LB, this brings you to a car park opposite the Maple Centre, on Nene Road).
These drop-in sessions are for adults with autism and their Families.
The sessions will provide information and advice as well as a space for people to meet, socialise and exchange ideas.
An adult autism support manager will be at the sessions to give support and guidance.
The drop-in sessions are at the Maple Centre in Huntingdon.
Parking at the Centre is plentiful and free and includes disabled spaces
FREE parent workshop to support social communication for children with Autism CHANGE OF DATES
Cambridge NAS is funding a FREE parent workshop to support social communication for children with Autism. This course is suitable for parents of verbal children who attend mainstream school. There are two sessions in this course: Friday 24th June and Friday 1st July 2016, 10.00am-12.00pm at March Community Centre, March, PE15 8LE. Bookings can be made by contacting Sarah and Fiona by
Telephone: 07975 735 715
Sarah and Fiona make up Communication Cambridge http://www.communicationcambridge.co.uk/index.html
Autism is a condition that affects more boys than girls. Why this is the case is an important subject of research. But it is becoming increasingly clear that girls and women with autism are not well recognised as having autism and may be misdiagnosed with other conditions. One of the reasons for this is that the main characteristics that are used to diagnose autism are based on how boys present with autism. Girls seem to fit in better socially, and their special interests may be more mainstream than those of boys with autism, such as television programs, dolls or pop groups. However, girls with autism struggle with the same things as boys do, and a correct diagnosis is essential for them to get the support they need.
Hannah Belcher is a PhD student at Anglia Ruskin University and is doing research into girls and women with autism. She, like many females with autism, got her diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome when she was an adult. With her research she hopes to increase the knowledge of the female characteristics of autism, which may contribute to better diagnostic tools that can be used with girls and women suspected of autism.
Ms Belcher will give a presentation about females on the autistic spectrum. There will be time for questions and discussion after the presentation.
Communication Cambridge is running a half day workshop for students aged 11 – 14 yrs on behalf of NAS Cambridge. This workshop is called ‘Autism and me’ and will be a positive opportunity for young people to understand more about the Autism Spectrum and how it affects them, explore their strengths, meet others and share experiences.
This workshop is fully funded by NAS Cambridge.
Monday 26th October (half term), 9.30am-12.30, at the Chitra Sethia Autism Centre.