Useful Contacts

This is a list of services and information sources that families and autistic people may find helpful. Please do check directly with the service provider for details and eligibility. Please note, many services are operating altered opening or service times during the pandemic.

 

If you would like to add information to this list, please email NASSurreybranch@nas.org.uk with ‘New Contact’ in the subject line.

PLEASE NOTE: Unless clearly stated, organisations listed are not endorsed or recommended by the NAS Surrey Branch or the NAS. You should always ensure that any service, activity or therapy that you are considering for yourself or your child / young person is appropriate to their needs and that the provider is a fit and proper person to deliver such services.

NAS Services

NAS Helpline: Tel: 0808 800 4104 (10 am – 4 pm), or email autismhelpline@nas.org.uk (replies within 14 working days)

NAS Surrey Service – services for children and families and services for adults provided by professionals.  Tel: 01483 521743 Email: SEResourceCentres@nas.org.uk

NAS Parent-to-Parent line 0808 800 4106

NAS Education Rights Service: 0808 800 4102

NAS National Membership: 020 7903 3563. Email membership@nas.org.uk

NAS Supporter Care – Email: supportercare@nas.org.uk. If you are a member of the NAS and the NAS Surrey Branch, you can contact this address to nominate Surrey as your chosen branch. We then receive a portion of your annual membership fee at no additional cost to you.

Support & Information

Surrey Local Offer – web portal offering access to local services for families with a child with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND)

 

Surrey Portage – support for children with significant developmental needs under 3.5 years from Surrey County Council.  Tel: 0300 200 1004

 

Family Voice Surrey – parent representation group for families that include a child or young person with SEN or a disability.

 

Surrey County Council Childrens’ Services – Single Point of Access. Advice and guidance for residents and people who work with children in Surrey about where and how to find the appropriate support for children and families.

 

Mustard Seed Autism Trust – a charity that offers professional and practical support to families living with autism.

Educational Support

SEND Advice Surrey (formerly SSIASS) – phone and email support provided by SEND trained advisors; face to face support by trained advisors and volunteers
and attendance at meetings, training and events (where permitted). Tel: 01737 737300.

 

SOS!SEN – Hampton-based charity to support families with SEN issues. Tel: 020 8538 3731 .

 

IPSEA – National charity offering parents support on educational issues for children with special needs and disabilities. Tel: 01799 582030.

Activities for children and young people with autism

NAS Children’s Clubs and Youth Clubs run by professionals from the NAS Surrey Service.For details email SEResourceCentres@nas.org.uk, call 01484 521744 or go to the Clubs page.

 

​interAKtive – Epsom-based, parent-run charity for children with autism and other communication difficulties, Tel: 07876 762178.

Parent programmes and workshops

Please check the NAS Surrey Branch newsletter for workshops and talks offered by the NAS Surrey Branch and NAS Surrey Services.

 

NAS Surrey Service – Stepping Up for Autism Courses – 4-session course for parents of newly diagnosed autistic children.
The NAS Surrey Service also runs half-day workshops for parents of children and young people with a diagnosis or awaiting diagnosis.
For details email SEResourceCentres@nas.org.uk or call 01484 521744.

 

Parenting Autism Together Preschool Programme (PAT-P).  A six week programme for Surrey parents and/or carers of preschool children with autism, providing information to support parents’ understanding of autism, strategies to support your child at home and build a network of support.

 

Cygnet 5 – 19 Programme – A parenting support programme for parents and carers of children and young people aged 5-19 with autistic spectrum condition.

Contact Surrey SEND Teaching School: 01372 380750

Adult services

Surrey Autism Partnership Board – Information, support and services for people with an Autism Spectrum Condition in Surrey. Tel: 01737 737132.

 

Surrey County Council Adult Social Care.

Mental Health Support

CYP Havens in Guildford Epsom Redhill and Staines. They a safe space for children and young people who need emotional wellbeing support. NB this is not autism-specific. 7 Ward St Guildford (just off North Street).

 

Adults Safe Havens run by Surrey and Borders Partnership Trust. They are located in Aldershot, Epsom, Guildford, Redhill and Woking.

 

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) – For more information go to their web page. 

Employment Services

EmployAbility – a service from Surrey Choices for people with learning disabilities/ASDs. Tel: 01483-519690,

Support for carers

Action for Carers Surrey – support for adult and young carers of anyone with a disability or specials needs. Includes advice about funding and benefits. Tel: 0303 040 1234.

 

Surrey Crossroads – support in the home. Tel: 01372 869 970.