NAS South Hampshire Branch
Type of service: Local groups, Play and leisure, Social groups
The branch supports autistic children, young people and adults, and their families, in the South Hampshire area. They run a number of activities which include:
Evening autism support group open to all - parents, carers and family members of autistic children and adults, individuals on the autistic spectrum and professionals who work with them - to meet to exchange experiences, skills and understanding. . The groups meet monthly to exchange experiences, skills and understanding. At some meetings they invite guest speakers or have professionals present who can advise on aspects of autism.
Branch members have access to an extensive Resource Library with books, videos, DVDs and educational games available, on a wide range of ASC topics.
A monthly Saturday afternoon Family Youth Club. Children accompanied by their families (including siblings) are welcome. A number of rooms and activities are available during the afternoon, for example, table tennis, air hockey, crafts, Lego, books, games and so on.
A monthly Saturday afternoon Lego Club for children aged 9-13.
Fortnightly social group for children (along with their families) during term time.
Fortnightly social group for teenagers (along with their families) during term time.
Teenage youth clubs: the branch is able to signpost autistic young people (over 13) for referral to suitable local weekly teenage youth clubs.
Fortnightly friendship group for adults, who take part in activities and have social outings.
Support group specifically for partners of autistic people (whether the partner is diagnosed or not). The meetings are for the partner of the autistic person only (not the autistic person themselves).
Social events for the benefit of individuals and their families.
Links to other support services and groups.
Access to a wealth of advice and information.
The branch is represented on the Hampshire Autism Partnership Board and campaigns locally to improve support for autistic people..
Age: For people of any age
Aimed at: Adolescent , Adult , Child , Child/adolescent sibling, Parent/carer of a child, Parent/carer of an adult, Volunteer
Gender: All genders
Registrations & Approaches
Specialisms: Exclusively autism specific
All services from this provider
You can contact us by phone email or post.
Mr David Carter - Branch Officer