NAS Clubs and Support for Children & Young People

NAS Children’s Clubs and Youth Clubs in Surrey are run by NAS professionals from the NAS Resource Centre in Godalming (not by volunteers at NAS Surrey Branch).

 

Please contact them directly by email: SEResourceCentres@nas.org.uk or Tel: 01483 521 743 for more information about clubs and family support.

 

​Clubs are open to all children and young people with autism and Asperger syndrome who live in Surrey and run during in term-time only.

 

The clubs offer a wide variety of fun activities in a safe, structured and autism-friendly environment and are all about having a good time. Everyone gets time to meet new friends, learn and play. The clubs aim to help children and young people to grow and develop their communication and social skills, become more independent, develop their confidence and boost self-esteem.

To apply for a place for their child, parents must complete a self-referral form available from SEResourceCentres@nas.org.uk or Tel: 01483 521 743.

Timings for Clubs

NAS Children’s Clubs and Youth Clubs run in term-time only and are open to all children and young people with autism and Asperger syndrome who live in Surrey.  

Cost £5 per session.

 

Children’s Clubs (Age 5 – 11)

Godalming – Thurs 4.30 – 6.30 p.m.

Stanwell – Tues 5.00 – 7.00 p.m.

 

Youth clubs (Age 11 – 18 year olds)

Woking – Tuesday 7.00 -. 9.00 p.m.

Godalming – Tuesday 7.00 – 9.00 p.m.

 

All Ages (5 – 18 years old)

Horsham – Thursdays 5.30 – 7.30 p.m.

Clubs are open to all children and young people with autism and Asperger syndrome who live in Surrey, or Sussex for the Horsham club.

 

Cost: £5 per session (£2.50 for families on income support or for second siblings).

 

Find out more on Facebook @NasSurreyResourceCentre. To apply for a place for your child, contact the NAS Resource Centre by email: SEResourceCentres@nas.org.uk or tel: 01483 521 743 (option 3).

 

FAMILY SUPPORT

Access to NAS Family Support is via the Surrey Access and Advice service, which replaces the CAMHS Single Point of Access. Mindworks is an emotional wellbeing and mental health service across Surrey for children, young people, parents and carers, as well as professionals.

To make a request for support:
  • Call Access and Advice: Call 0300 222 5755. They are open 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 12pm, Saturday. The service is not open on bank holidays.

 

  • Write to Mindworks Surrey Access and Advice, First Floor, Dominion House, Woodbridge Road, Guildford, GU1 4PU

 

The support offered by the NAS Family Support service now includes more workshops in addition to the Stepping up for Autism workshops – a series of 8 sessions for parents/carers of newly-diagnosed children.

 

The Service accepts requests for support from health, social care and education professionals, as well as self-referrals from parents/carers via Mindworks. Find out more about how to get referred here.

 

NAS Family Support also offers family fun days for families that have been referred, as well as one to one support for parents and carers.

They also provide specialist training for teachers and educators.