The National Autistic Society Hackney branch (referred to as “NAS Hackney Group”) is set up as an autism inclusive forum that brings together all people connected with autism.
National Autistic Society Hackney Group is set up to promote the National Autistic Society initiatives of raising public awareness and understanding about autism within the wider community to promote community engagement of autistic people and their families.
The group provides a range of support activities, information, assistance and advice to autistic people and their families. We also partner with other organisations to run workshops and events.
We are here to change attitudes and to promote a community that works for autistic people. We aim to provide a forum for all autistic people to feel supported and acknowledged, where they can have the opportunity to share what matters most to them and the freedom to speak on specific issues affecting them in the community. Our ultimate goal is to raise public awareness of autism, until everyone knows about it and there's a development of autism services in Hackney that offer appropriate care and support to autistic people and their families.
Whether you’re a parent looking for information and support or an autistic adult looking for people to socialise with, you can get in touch with us.
Parents, carers and families can:
Meet other people and families in similar situations
Access our parents' group (children welcome, but they must be supervised by a parent at all times)
Autistic adults can:
Meet other autistic adults
Access our support group for autistic adults
In the future, we hope to offer a drop-in service for autistic adults.
We want to hear your ideas about how we as a group can support autistic people in Hackney. If you are interested in getting involved or partnering with our branch then please get in touch.
Please note that we welcome people with and without a formal diagnosis.