NAS Surrey Branch Newsletters and Calendar

We publish a newsletter every two months which you can receive by email by becoming a member of the branch (free of charge).

 

You can download the current issue using the link on the right.

 

Every issue includes:

  • A calendar of all our meetings – on Zoom and in-person around Surrey
  • Details of upcoming talks, webinars and seminars, including events organised by other organisations
  • Information about family activities, including those organised by other organisations
  • News and information, including details of consultations
  • Information specifically for autistic adults and people who know them
  • Requests for participation in research projects

 

About Us

We are a local Branch of the National Autistic Society which works for autistic people and runs services such as schools, clubs and adult centres. It has over 20,000 members, over 100 local branches and works in partnership with more than 50 local autism societies.

 

The NAS exists to transform lives by being a trusted source of support and practical advice for autistic people and their families at key stages in life and change attitudes by working with businesses, policymakers, autism professionals and the public to reduce isolation and open up opportunities in society as a whole.

 

National Autistic Society, 393 City Rd, London EC1V 1NG www.autism.org.uk. Registered charity, number 269425.  Company limited by guarantee number 1205298.

 

The National Autistic Society is a registered charity, number 269425 – this is also the charity number for the branch. The NAS is a company limited by guarantee: number 1205298.

The views expressed in Surrey News are not necessarily those of the National Autistic Society, and reference to any specific services or approaches to autism does not imply endorsement. 

 

All material is copyright NAS Surrey Branch and cannot be reproduced without permission.

NAS Surrey Branch Newsletter June – July 2024

See pages 3-4 for our calendar of online and in-person meetings for parents of autistic children, plus our special interest groups for parents/carers of autistic adults, girls and those with PDA, plus partners of autistic people.

  • Children’s Adventure Crazy Golf Event 30th June – p5
  • Relaxed Opening: Olympic Torches at Guildford Museum – p5
  • Support Groups for parents of neurodivergent children in Byfleet and New Haw – p5
  • FVS Oxted Coffee Morning with SEND Advice Surrey- p6
  • Update on EHCP Delays – p6
  • Autism Show in London – p6
  • Carers Week Activities in Surrey 10 – 16 June – p7
  • Sensory Room at Stanwell Family Centre – p9
  • Appeer Weekday Groups for Autistic Young Women aged 16 – 25 – p9

 Information for Adults, Young People and their families:

  • South West Surrey Valuing People Groups – p10
  • Active Wellbeing Coaching in East Surrey – p10
  • Survey on Outpatient Experiences of Neurodivergent People – p10
  • Learning Disability Week Events in Surrey – p11
  • Supported Learning Service for Adults with LDs – p11

NAS SURREY BRANCH NEWSLETTER APRIL – MAY 2024

See pages 3-4 for our calendar of online and in-person meetings for parents of autistic children, plus our special interest groups for parent/carers of autistic adults, girls and those with PDA, plus partners of autistic people.

• Branch Family Swimming Session in Guildford – p4
• World Autism Acceptance Week Activities in Reigate and Haslemere – p5
• Autism-Specific Suicide Prevention Training for Parent / Carers – p5
• Branch AGM + Talk on Managing In An Uncertain World – p6
• Drop-in Autism Community Event at G-Live – p6
• Talks and Courses from NAS Surrey Service – p7
• Family Voice Surrey Talk on Benefits – p8
• IPSEA Training for Parents on SEND Law – p9
• Have Your Say on What Helps Carers During a Hospital Stay – p10

Information for Adults, Young People and their families:

• Expert Lived Experience Co-Trainer Opportunity – p10
• Monthly Employment Mentoring – p10
• Stewarding Opportunities for Autistic People at Guilfest – p11

NAS SURREY BRANCH NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY – MARCH 2024

In this issue….

See pages 3-4 for our calendar of online and in-person meetings for parents of autistic children, plus our special interest groups for parent/carers of autistic adults, girls and those with PDA, plus partners of autistic people.

  • World Autism Acceptance Week Stall in Reigate – p5
  • Dungeons & Dragons In-Person Event – p6
  • ‘All Aboard’ Inclusive Play Session in Sutton – p6
  • InterAKtive Summer Events in Surrey – p7
  • Autism Friendly East Surrey Launch event – p6
  • NAS Professionals’ Conference – p7
  • Online Talk on Understanding PDA – p8
  • Online Meeting About New Diagnostic Pathway in Surrey – p10

Information for Adults, Young People and their families:

  • Evening and Weekend Support Breaks for Carers – p11
  • Relaxed Performance of Pride & Prejudice – p11
  • Online Talk on Caring for an Adult with Autism – p12

Please note: Some of the articles in the front of the newsletter include information for young people and adults.

NAS SURREY NEWS DECEMBER ’23 – JAN ’24

See pages 6 – 7 for our calendar of online and in-person meetings for parents of autistic children, plus our special interest groups for parent/carers of autistic adults, girls and those with PDA, plus partners of autistic people.

  • Branch cinema outing in Reigate in February – p3
  • Indoor climbing taster event in January – p3
  • Autism Learns PDA online webinars – p3
  • Workshop on completing DLA and PIP forms in Farnham – p4
  • SEND Support Group for parents and carers in Woking – p5
  • NAS Surrey Branch Survey Autumn 2023 – Summary of results – p8
  • Surrey Carers Cards – p10
  • Surrey Local Area SEND Inspection Report – p10

Information for Adults, Young People and their families:

  • Mentoring for neurodivergent students – p11
  • Research Request – Autistic adults who’ve had head injuries – p11
  • Drop-in Boccia session in Staines – p12