Activities

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.

Storytelling Session with Andy Copps

Date: 24th March 2019

Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Location: Oaks Park Campsite, Croydon Lane, Carshalton

NAS Sutton are very excited to welcome Andy Copps, who is renowned locally for his storytelling.  Andy has run several sessions locally in schools and also further afield.  He has worked with the National Literacy Trust, the London Southbank Centre and has also been contracted by the Roald Dahl museum for story-making workshops.

Spend an hour with Andy listening to him bring stories alive, using music and words, and including all the children on the journey. Andy’s storytelling come highly recommended by some of our Committee Members who have taken then autistic kids along to his sessions.

This session is open to children with ASD only as we would like them to have the chance to participate fully. All children must be accompanied by an adult who will remain responsible for them.

£3 per child. All places must be booked in advance through link below.

Lego Club for Primary Aged Children

Date: 24th March 2019

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Child / Adolescent

Our popular members only lego club is aimed at children with autism who are of primary school age.  Siblings are welcome too as long as they are also of primary age.

Booking not yet open.

Adults with Autism Support Group

Date: 26th March 2019

Time: 6.30 - 8.00 pm

Location: Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church

Adult

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.

This month’s group will be discussing “Autism in the Workplace”.  Only one in 6 Autistic adults is in full time employment.  What can companies do to change the way they hire and retain Autistic employees? What are the issues for someone with Autism in the workplace.

Ed Fraser will try and answer some of these questions.  He is on the Autistic spectrum himself and produces online courses, employer training and public education initiatives at FutureLearn.

Transition to Secondary School with Adapt to Learn

Date: 28th March 2019

Time: 7pm - 8.30pm

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

Transition from Primary to Secondary School can be a challenging time for young people with autism and social communication needs. Preparation is key in the months leading up to this change. Adapt to Learn are working with the NAS Sutton Branch to offer parents the opportunity to attend a Transition to Secondary School Workshop. This workshop will offer a chance to pick up some hints, tips and information to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible.

This talk is only open to to parents of Year 6 & students who are transferring to Secondary School this September in the first instance.   If your child is in another year please don’t book tickets at this time.

Places must be booked in advance through the link below.

Minimum Donation £3 per person

Special Needs Drop In Advice Group with Mark Brown

Date: 1st April 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Parent / Carer

Join 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 Brown 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.

Easter Chocolate Making Workshop

Date: 7th April 2019

Time: From 14:00

Location: Village Ceramics, Cheam Village.

Booking not open yet

Adults with Autism Social Group

Date: 8th April 2019

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Coffeezone, Cheam

Adult

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

You will need to buy your own refreshments

NAS Sutton AGM with Guest Speaker Paul Isaacs

Date: 1st May 2019

Time: 7pm - 8.30pm

Booking not yet open

Talking to your child about their Autism Diagnosis with Rebecca from Sutton Autism Team

Date: 20th May 2019

Time: 7pm - 8.45pm

Booking Not Yet Open

Introduction to Autism with Adapt to Learn

Date: 11th June 2019

Time: 9.30am - 11am

Booking Not Yet Open