NAS Family Support and Clubs for Children & Young People

The NAS Surrey Service in Godalming is run by NAS professionals from the NAS Resource Centre in Godalming (not by volunteers at NAS Surrey Branch).

 

They offer support including:

  • 8 week Stepping Up for Autism courses for parents
  • 1:1 support for parents (either 3 or 6 sessions)
  • Direct work with children aged 8 – 16 years
  • Transition work with young people aged 16-18 years
  • Parent/carer workshops on specialist topics
  • Clinics at family centres offering 1:1 advice
  • Autism training for schools and professionals
  • Free & inclusive ‘family fun days’ during school holidays

 

Please download and complete this referral form to apply.

 

You can contact the NAS Family Support Service directly by email: Surrey.familysupport@nas.org.uk or Tel: 01483 521 743 for more information.

 

​Services are open to all autistic children and young people and their families, or those who are on a diagnosis pathway, who live in Surrey.

 

Kids Clubs and Youth Clubs

The NAS Surrey Service also runs term-time clubs with a wide variety of fun activities in a safe, structured and autism-friendly environment.

 

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 Surrey.familysupport@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

 

The professional NAS Surrey Family Support Service can offer information, advice and support for parents living in Surrey, but do not offer any crisis or therapeutic intervention for children or young people. Please liaise with CAMHS, now known as Access and Advice/ Mindworks for this.

The Family Support Team offer group support to help parents and carers in the form of a FREE 8-week ‘Stepping Up for Autism’ course. This is available to Surrey families whether their child has a diagnosis of autism or is awaiting one. Once a course has been completed, they may be able to offer further personalised support on a case-by-case basis. This can be up to six sessions of one-to-one support for parents, or young people. They also offer transition support for 16-18 year olds who are moving towards adulthood, community based drop-in sessions for parents looking for advice, family fun days and school training aimed at teaching and support staff.

Families can also make use of their FREE out of hours helpline which provides advice to parents and carers who are struggling with behaviours or difficulties related to neurodevelopmental needs, such as Autism or ADHD.

Call Free: 0300 222 5755 – option 3

5pm – 11pm, 365 days a year

Access to the professional service is via referral. This can be a self-referral made by contacting the Family Support Service directly at surrey.familysupport@nas.org.uk, or through Access and Advice/ Mindworks, your own GP, school or other professional agency involved with your family.

Please email surrey.familysupport@nas.org.uk for more information.

 

Mindworks is an NHS 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 Mindworks/Access and Advice: 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 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.