Our resource centre helps people with autism to enjoy life and to find out more about what autism means to them. We run a huge range of activities across Surrey and beyond, from after-school playschemes to adult self-advocacy groups.
Below we list some of the many activities, workshops and support we run. We are always adding more, and would love to hear from you if there’s something you would like us to provide. Most are free.
My daughter attended the sibling group in Guildford recently. I thought I would let you know that she really enjoyed the sessions. She often feels that she is the only one who has a difficult time at home with her sibling. It has helped her realise that she is not alone and gave her the opportunity to talk where others would understand.
Where we are
While we run some of our activities from our base in Godalming, many more take place in communities throughout Surrey and across the county boundaries.
Everything we do is structured and autism friendly: our activities are designed to help people living with autism and we understand the challenges you face. Our staff are fully trained and experienced in working with people with autism, and we use SPELL and TEACCH, approaches which the NAS has tried and tested over the years. In addition we use whichever methods of communication you are most comfortable with.
What we offer:
- social skills groups for children and young people aged 5-7 and 11-13
- after-school playschemes for children and young people aged 7-13
- holiday playschemes
- youth clubs for children and young people aged 13-17 with holiday activities
- the Portal project for work preparation and experience
- Saturday morning respite scheme
- ASSIST, for adults wanting to explore their diagnosis
- adult social skills groups
- women’s social group
- LEGO therapy
- self-advocacy groups
- sibling support group
- family support worker
- training for parents, carers and professionals.