Category Archives: Events

Online NAS Cambridge Carers Support Group Meeting

7.30pm Tuesday 23rd February

As our monthly carers support group has been suspended during lockdown, we are now offering the same support in an online Zoom meeting format. This will be a 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 ASD is very welcome to attend. Please book on Eventbrite.

New Cambridge NAS facebook page

We have a new public facebook page in addition to our existing facebook group. We will be posting useful information, fun things and when lockdown eases, notifications of our groups and activities.

You can like us on facebook here:

If you also choose See first under Following or Follow settings this makes sure facebook will always show you our posts.

Cambridge NAS Garden(ing) Party for families and adults

Chitra-Sethia Autism Centre,Cambridge Road, Fulbourn, Cambridge,CB21 5EF

2-4pm, Saturday 31 August

The Cambridge NAS invites you to a garden-themed afternoon of activities (for children and adults) at the Chitra-Sethia Autism Centre.
Drinks and snacks will be available.

Indoor Activities to include

  • Lego
  • Brio train-track + trains
  • Dressing up
  • Board games

Outdoor Activities to include

  • Funky grass-heads to make and take home
  • Pot up a mini patio container with bedding plants to take home
  • Paints and glue to make collages etc
  • Garden bowls

Tea and coffee, biscuits, cakes, and fruit

Parking is available.
Bus timetable here

Free ASD and Me workshop for 13-16 year olds

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
Tickets for Saturday 6 March

To find out more please email Fiona or Sarah:

ASD and Me poster 2019

Drop-in sessions for adults with autism in Huntingdon

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

printable flierDrop

FREE parent workshop to support social communication for children with Autism

FREE parent workshop to support social communication for children with Autism
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

Printable flyer NAS parent workshop June 2016_new

NAS presentation: Females on the autistic spectrum

NAS presentation: Females on the autistic spectrum

Chitra Sethia Autism Centre,
The Gatehouse, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge

Wednesday 18 November, 19.30h- 20.30h
Doors open: 19.00h

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.

All are welcome.