Our branch events and activities are offered primarily, and sometimes exclusively, to our branch members. Membership of the Sutton branch is free and you can become a member and join our mailing list by completing the registration form on our Membership page.

Climbing at Craggy Island

Date: 23rd January 2020

Time: 18.45 - 20.00

Location: Craggy Island

For kids age 10 plus.


Support Group

Date: 28th January 2020

Time: 6.30 - 8.00 pm

Location: Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church


A group for adults with a diagnosis or who think they may have an autism spectrum condition providing a chance to chat, relate, learn and share  in a friendly and informal setting, with a topic, activity or guest speaker.

Social Group

Date: 10th February 2020

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Coffeezone, Cheam


A chance for adults with autism to meet for a chat. 

You will need to buy your own refreshments

Special Needs Drop In Advice Group with Dr. Mark Brown

Date: 10th February 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Wallington United Reformed Church, Stanley Park Road, Wallington, SM6 0ET

Parent / Carer

Join Dr. Mark Brown from Special Help 4 Special Needs in this friendly and informal drop in advice group for parents and carers of children with additional needs. Mark is an expert in a range of topics including toileting, sleep, behaviour, puberty and obsessions. He has worked with many families to help them overcome a wide range of issues and he is generously donating his time to help local families in Sutton. Come along and ask him any questions you have and meet up with other parents and carers.

Anxiety & Exams

Date: 12th February 2020

Time: 7pm - 8.30pm

“NAS Sutton are really pleased to welcome back Melanie & Tracy from Adapt to Learn.

Children with social communication difficulties and autism often feel anxious in their everyday lives. Many feel the need to reach perfection in everything they do, increasing self-imposed pressure, as well the pressure to perform from school. Some see tests or exams as the ultimate gauge in perfection. How can we help our children to manage their expectations, reduce their anxiety and build their resilience?  This talk will give you strategies to take away with you to help your child prepare for this important time.”

Booking will open for members shortly

Family Games Session

Date: 17th February 2020

Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Location: The Ludoquist Cafe, 63-67 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QE

Get Half Term off to a good start with a family games session at the games cafe in South Croydon.  The Ludoquist games cafe has over 1400 board games for you to choose from and their Games Guru’s are on hand to help you choose.  There’s also a cafe so you can enjoy some food and drink while you play.

Booking will open to members shortly

Autism & Puberty : Talk with Dr Mark Brown

Date: 27th February 2020

Time: 7pm - 8.45pm

Location: Wallington United Reformed Church, Stanley Park Road, Wallington

Booking not open

Transition to Secondary School

Date: 11th March 2020

Time: 7pm - 8.30pm

with Adapt to Learn

Not Open For Booking

Talk by Author Denis Deasey

Date: 23rd April 2020

Time: 7pm - 8.30pm

Not Open for Booking Yet

Small Change, Big Difference : A Series of 4 Workshops with Adapt to Learn

Start date: 30th April 2020

End date: 21st May 2020

Time: 18:30 - 20:30pm

Location: Carshalton Beeches Free Baptist Church, Banstead Road, Carshalton Beeches

Adapt to Learn in conjunction with the NAS Sutton Branch are now able to offer ‘Small Change, Big Difference’, a series of Workshops for parents of children with a diagnosis of autism, and especially those who have recently been diagnosed and are looking for a good basic understanding of Autism.
Our aim is to empower parents, grandparents, carers, family in supporting them to help their children by developing an in-depth understanding of autism.
Over a four week course, we will take a positive approach, while exploring, sharing and discussing practical strategies to help develop communication skills, pre-empt and manage behaviour and gain confidence and resilience.
During our interactive sessions, parents will be given the opportunity to make connections and friendships with each other, gain support and feel less isolated.
The course comprises of four x 2-hour sessions and will cover a range of topics.
IMPORTANT:  This is a 4 week course, and you must sign up to and be able to attend all four sessions.

Session Times & Dates
Session One – Thursday 30th April 6.30pm-8.30pm

Session Two – Thursday 7th May 6.30pm-8.30pm

Session Three – Thursday 14th May 6.30pm-8.30pm

Session Four – Thursday 21st May 6.30pm-8.30pm

£20 per person