The Queen had links as Royal Patron or President with hundreds of charities, military associations, professional bodies and public service organisations. She saw public and voluntary service as one of the most important elements of her work and she did a great deal to highlight a number of causes.
The NAS’ patron is the Queen’s daughter-in-law, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex who has been the charity’s Royal Patron since August 2003 and we are always very grateful for her tremendous support.
All our thoughts are with her and all of the Royal Family at this very sad and difficult time.
Her Majesty the Queen had an incredibly long reign, becoming Queen Elizabeth II in 1952. The days, weeks and months ahead will be a period of change for the nation. We understand that this could be very confusing and difficult for some autistic people.
The country will be in a state of mourning. Business will be cancelled in Parliament and it is likely that local services may be affected and events postponed as a mark of respect. Longer term, everyday things such as the figurehead on the money and stamps we use will change too.
You might find the following NAS information of help:
As a mark of respect, the Branch will be cancelling any events we have arranged from today until Friday 16th September 2022.
Paul M. Clements
National Autistic Society Surrey Branch
Friday 9th September 2022
We are now holding a mixture of face-to-face and online meetings via Zoom – details are all in our bi-monthly newsletter.
Please see our Events page for details of forthcoming events and to read reports from recent talks and seminars.
We host a range of support groups both in person and on Zoom which are run by parent volunteers all over Surrey.
There are meetings for:
Your child or partner does not need a diagnosis for you to attend.
Details of all meetings are in the latest newsletter.
Join the NAS Surrey Branch for FREE – just complete the Membership Form to receive our email newsletter every two months.
You can also join our Online Support Forum, to connect with hundreds of parents, professionals and people with autism in and around Surrey.
It’s free to join, but we don’t receive any funding, so please make a small donation via our justgiving page if you can. Thank you!
Contact details for our local support group meetings
A list of clubs for under-18s offered by professionals at the NAS Surrey Service
A list of services for adults offered by the professionals at the NAS Surrey Service
A list of Special Nurseries, Schools and Sixth Forms in Surrey known to support autistic children
A range of useful resources and information including slides and handouts from past talks
There is also a wealth of information in the Autism Services Directory on the main NAS website.
There are two parts of the NAS in Surrey: we are the NAS Surrey Branch, a parent-to-parent support group run by volunteers.
There is also the NAS Surrey Service, run by professionals working for the NAS.
They run After School and Youth Clubs for children and young people from 5 – 19, plus a Signposting & Information Service, ASSIST, for over-16s with autism, and their family and friends. The service offers face to face meetings in Godalming, Reigate, Farnborough and Aldershot, or online support.
The NAS Surrey Service also runs the charity’s other local services for adults.
Contact the NAS Surrey Service at SEResourceCentres@nas.org.uk or tel: 01483 521743.