Parental Support

We hold regular coffee mornings which allow parents the opportunity to meet other parents of Autistic children and share ideas and practices, details on the right of this page.

We also run regular parent/carer workshops.

http://www.autism.org.uk/our-services/find-nas-services-in-your-area/local-branches.aspx

NAS Surrey Branch

NAS Kingston Branch (SWAPS Kingston)
Contact Address
Sian Palin, Branch Officer KT6, tel: 07917 271350, email: kingston@nas.org.uk

Description
Information emailed to members regarding Talks/Workshops we run, activities and any other relevant information that families require. We run family Sunday fun sessions once a month, no booking required.

http://www.nassurreybranch.org/
Contact Address
Emma Whitfield, Branch Officer, tel: 07423 435413, email: surreybranch@nas.org.uk

www.mugsy.org

Description

The NAS Surrey Branch is a volunteer-run parent to parent support group with around 1300 members in Surrey. We offer a variety of support groups, meetings and activities for families with children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Details of all activities are published in the branch newsletter, produced every 2 months. It’s free to join – just go to www.mugsy.org/membership.

  • Evening Talks: Once a month      during term-time there are evening meetings with speakers, open to anyone      with an interest in ASDs. Meetings take place in Guildford, Redhill and      Woking.
  • Coffee morning support groups: a      chance for parents to meet others with children with ASDs. Coffee mornings      run throughout term-time in Woking, Guildford, Cobham, Walton, Addlestone,      Chertsey, Dorking, Milford, Leatherhead, Farnham & Redhill.
  • Parents of Adults group: this      group meets once a month in the evenings for informal get-togethers.
  • Parents of Girls Group: meets      monthly yin Woking and Guildford in mornings and evenings.
  • Dads’ Group: a chance for fathers      of children or adults with ASDs to meet in a member’s home for a meal and      a chat. Meets every 3 or 4 months on a Friday evening.
  • Online support group: the branch      runs a moderated Yahoo! email group for members to share experiences and      ask questions.
  • Family activity events: we run      events every few months for children and young people with ASDs and their      siblings – including ice skating (Guildford); indoor climbing; children’s      Christmas party and a cinema outing where we take over a whole cinema.

We also run an informative web site and have two libraries of books (based in East Surrey and West Surrey).

NAS Croydon Branch
Contact Address
07833 293263, email: croydonbranch@nas.org.uk

Description
The NAS Croydon Branch Parent Group aims to reduce some of the isolation felt by those who have received a diagnosis or are waiting to receive a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder for a family member. We provide: – monthly coffee morning – advice and information – the opportunity to meet other parents and carers in similar circumstances – a friendly and supportive environment. Please contact us for more information.