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This is a database feed from the

Autism Services Directory , updated every 24 hours.

Our branches provide a local hub where parents, carers and people with autism can get help, access services, support each other and meet other people and families in similar situations.

All our local branches are run by volunteers: please be aware that it may not be possible for your call to be answered straight away.

  • NAS Bexley Branch
    Contact Address
    Janet Franklin, Branch Officer, tel: 07826 950496, email: bexley@nas.org.uk

    Description

    The service offers a variety of social and leisure activities for children on the autism spectrum and their families living within the London Borough of Bexley. The Bexley National Autistic Society (NAS) branch benefits from having its own cinema screenings once a month, where older films suitable for children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and those with a learning disability are shown. Members can enjoy exclusive inflatable swimming and flumes sessions suitable for the whole family to have fun. Other activities include soft play sessions, family fun days, and family discos, and "Make and Bake" sessions. The branch also has monthly weekly monthly coffee morning during term time – an opportunity for parents/carers to get together and share experiences/difficulties. There is the opportunity to speak with one of the committee volunteers at these sessions. Once a year the branch holds a Christmas party for children and families.




  • NAS Camden Branch
    Contact Address
    Damon Lacey, Chair, London NW1 , tel: 07436 802629, email: NAS.Camden@nas.org.uk

    http://www.nasbranch.org.uk/camden

    Description

    We provide support and information to those affected by autism. Our Branch campaigns to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorders in the Camden area and to push for better local services for people living with Autism in Camden. The Branch will also aim to provide events for parents and carers to attend in the local area.




  • NAS Croydon Branch
    Contact Address
    Louise Jones, Branch Chair, email: croydonbranch@nas.org.uk

    Description
    The National Autistic Society (NAS) Croydon Branch Parent Group aims to reduce some of the isolation felt by those who have received a diagnosis or are waiting to receive a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder for a family member. We provide: monthly coffee morning; advice and information; the opportunity to meet other parents and carers in similar circumstances; and a friendly and supportive environment. Please contact us for more information. We run an evening social group once a month for parents and carers to meet up in a relaxed and informal setting.


  • NAS Enfield Branch (Enfield NAS - ENAS)
    Contact Address
    Emma Kemball-Cook, Deputy Chair, 67, Maidstone Road, London N11 2JS, tel: 07842 438147, email: enfield@nas.org.uk; emma@enfieldnas.org.uk

    http://www.enfieldnas.org.uk

    Description

    NAS Enfield Branch (Enfield NAS - ENAS) was founded in 2005 by a group of parents who were passionate about ensuring a better future for their children. Today ENAS provides ‘partner for life’ support via a local network of autistic people, their families, and carers throughout the Borough of Enfield. We remain a totally voluntary group of parents and autistic adults working together and supporting each other, ensuring that no-one feels alone as they cope with the challenges of living with autism. In this diverse area of London, we welcome people from all cultural, language and faith backgrounds. We are active in our community, playing our part in the voluntary sector here in Enfield. We provide a range of support activities: Social support for parents and carers: a ‘friendly ear’; advice on local services; evening meetings; coffee mornings; and regular newsletters. Social support for adults with high functioning autism: support for autistic adults who are looking for people to socialise with and make friends: led by a young autistic woman, the group meets twice a month and provides a programme of meetings, trips, activities and a life-coaching programme. Information and resources: accurate, up-to-date information and resources; expert speakers; workshops; web site; and closed Facebook group. Activities for children and young people: autism-friendly play sessions; youth activities including a Friday night youth club; and holiday activities. Partnership working with professionals: autism awareness workshops, talks and events; liaising with health, and education and social care professionals. A representative voice: raising awareness of autism locally; lobbying policy and decision makers for change; participation in Enfield Autism Steering Groups; participation in local and national campaigning. We hope you will find some of this support helpful for you and your family. Please visit our website for updates or join our Facebook page if you fancy a chat.




  • NAS Greenwich Branch
    Contact Address
    Marc Goblot, Branch Officer, email: greenwich@nas.org.uk

    www.nasgreenwich.org.uk

    Description

    The group is for people with autism, their families, carers and professionals working with them. We run support groups for children and adults, provide info services online via email newsletters, website, Facebook page and Twitter, fundraising and local campaigning. See our website at www.nasgreenwich.org.uk for more information or sign up to our mailing list on the site. We also use Facebook and Twitter: http://facebook.com/nasgreenwich and http://twitter.com/nasgreenwich




  • NAS Haringey Branch
    Contact Address
    Julia Wilkins, Chair N22 , tel: 020 8826 9700, email: haringey@nas.org.uk

    Description
    This branch offers monthly support meetings (first Monday of the month term times, 10 to 11.30am, at Wetherpoons Spouters Corner pub, on High Road, Wood Green, N22); an information pack at diagnosis; telephone advice and support and a reference library. It is for parents, grandparents and carers of someone with autism or Asperger syndrome.


  • NAS Kingston Branch (SWAPS Kingston)
    Contact Address
    Sian Palin, Branch Officer KT6, tel: 07917 271350, email: kingston@nas.org.uk

    www.nasbranch.org.uk/kingston

    Description
    Information emailed to members regarding talks/workshops we run, activities and any other relevant information that families require. We run family Sunday fun sessions once a month, no booking required.


  • NAS Lambeth Branch (Lambeth Autism Group)
    Contact Address
    Venessa Bobb, Branch Officer, email: lambeth@nas.org.uk

    Description

    Lambeth Autism Group has been established for many years and has benefited from committed and knowledgeable parents and professionals. In March 2011, we relaunched the Group to reconnect with existing members and attract new ones and to set up regular forums for parents, carers and individuals.

    The branch aims to support families of children with autism spectrum disorders and individuals living in the London Borough of Lambeth. We now run a monthly coffee morning and regular evening meetings (with speakers) for parents/carers and a weekly young adult social club. As we build up membership, funds and expertise we will add further activities and services in response to members. We have a comprehensive information pack- "Did You Know ?" for parents and carers in Lambeth and also provide regular email updates to parents and professionals. To join our mailing list and request our guide please contact us at lambeth@nas.org.uk




  • NAS Merton Group
    Contact Address
    Michele Sahrle, Group Leader, email: Merton.Group@nas.org.uk

    http://www.nasbranch.org.uk/merton

    Description

    NAS Merton Group is a locally run National Autistic Society Parents Group. This group was set up in November 2015, and is run by local volunteers. We host a play party for children, and regular coffee mornings for the parents in Merton. We are looking to expand our group, and plan to do more activities where children, adults and families can get involved.




  • NAS Newham Branch
    Contact Address
    Sean Hurley, Branch Officer, tel: 07795 127787, email: newham@nas.org.uk

    www.nasbranch.org.uk/newham

    Description
    A local group for parents and carers of a child or an adult with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Newham run by volunteers for The National Autistic Society.


  • NAS Richmond Branch
    Contact Address
    Alison Sears, Branch Officer, tel: 07810 505982, email: richmond@nas.org.uk

    www.richmondnas.org

    Description

    Our NAS Richmond Branch aims to support anyone with an autism spectrum condition (ASC) plus their families and friends, carers and professionals living in the Richmond Borough and surrounding areas. We hold coffee mornings and provide an Information Pack for those affected by an ASC/Asperger syndrome. We share news and information via our website, Facebook and email, and we also work with other local organisations to represent the interests of autistic people, their families and carers at meetings with our local authority.




  • NAS Southwark Branch
    Contact Address
    Pamela Douglas, Branch Officer, email: southwark@nas.org.uk

    Description

    NAS Southwark Branch offer a support group which runs twice a month in quiet pubs in two different locations, only one group is in a room upstairs in a pub. It aims to provide emotional support in a friendly and supportive environment and to give information about local services. It intends to also provide speakers and workshops for parents in the future, the topics will be decided by parents who attend the group.




  • NAS Sutton Branch
    Contact Address
    Rachael Phillips, Branch Officer, email: sutton@nas.org.uk

    http://www.sutton.webeden.co.uk

    Description
    NAS Sutton is run by parents of young children on the spectrum. They are there to support parents, families, carers and professionals who work with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). At the moment, they are a small that can provide information and signposting to both local and national support networks. They run regular coffee mornings with guest speakers, so members can get together and meet others in similar positions. Their branch website contains details of all local organisations who provide support for families and there is an active Facebook Group that gives up to date information on everything that is going on in the local area.


  • NAS Thurrock Group
    Contact Address
    Samantha Kahn, Joint Branch Officer, email: nasthurrock.group@nas.org.uk

    Description

    NAS Thurrock Group provides support and information to families and carers of children with autism and campaigns for better local services for those living with autism in Thurrock. The support group organises regular meetings, fun activities, clubs, days out and social events plus raises awareness in Thurrock schools, Health services and workplaces. Website: http://nasthurrock.btck.co.uk     Facebook: Nas Thurrock   Twitter: @nasthurrock  Email: nasthurrock.group@nas.org.uk        






  • NAS West London Branch
    Contact Address
    Claire O'Connor, Branch Officer, tel: 07436 802 632, email: NASWestLondonBranch@nas.org.uk

    www.nasbranch.org.uk/westlondon

    Description
    The branch consists of a group of volunteers who are parents of children on the autism spectrum and professionals working in the field. The branch covers the London boroughs of Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham and aims to offer support to parents and carers of children, but also to adults affected by autism.


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Last updated: 26/09/2017 12:37:45