We run local support group meetings for parents and carers, workshops and a few family activities per year. Download our latest newsletter from our NEWS & EVENTS page for details and dates of NAS Surrey Branch local support groups, events and workshops. For regular news straight to your inbox, sign up to our online email forum.

All our groups are run by parents volunteers - if there isn't a group near you, why not think about hosting one yourself? Contact Sara Truman info@nassurreybranch.org to find out how you can get involved.

Support Groups for parents and carers of children with an Autism Spectrum Condition

  • LOCAL SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS in Surrey, Please see dates in the newsletter or contact the relevant parent-volunteer:
      - GUILDFORD Sara Truman nas@mugsy.org
      - FRENSHAM Christine Malik christinemalik@btopenworld.com or Bonnie Noyce jbnoyce@yahoo.com
      - GODALMING Cindy Barry cindybarry75@gmail.com                                                                                                                                                                          -   - REDHILL Helen Ruffhead h.ruffhead@ntlworld.com                                                                                                                                                                                - WOKING Sarah Norris sarah4ian@ntlworld.com                                                                                                                                                                                      - HINCHLEY WOOD Juliette Sturge  juliettesturge@gmail.com                                                                                                                                                              - WEYBRIDGE  Fi Phippen f.phippen@talktalk.net                                                                                                                                                                                 

  •   PARENTS OF GIRLS GROUPS in Woking and Guildford. Contact Rachel Pearson racheldpearson@gmail.com  
  • DADS GROUP - evening meetings over a meal. Contact Martin Trenaman trenamans@talktalk.net
  • ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE - we run annual events for children and young people with ASDs and their siblings including bowling, ice skating, teen social, indoor climbing and soft play. See newsletter or our online email forum for details.
    PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS AND SEMINARS - See newsletter or our online email forum for details.
  • PARENTS OF ADULTS GROUP - meets monthly. EAST SURREY Sara Truman nas@mugsy.org        - WEST SURREY Hilary Dyce hilarydyce@yahoo.co.uk
  • SPOUSES AND PARTNERS GROUP - meets monthly in Guildford. Contact Sara Truman nas@mugsy.org 



SLIDES AND HANDOUTS FROM PAST TALKS AND EVENTS


WOMEN & GIRLS WITH AUTISM  - handouts from the NAS Surrey Branch Conference October 2016                                                                                                               

Dr Louise Connor - Diagnostic Issues                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Sarah Hendrickx - Developing social and personal relationships                                                                                                                                           

Marianne Scallon  - All About Me                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Liz Cooper  - Teaching girls who have severe autism                                                                                                                                                                     

Sarah Wild - Different for Girls  (teaching girls with high functioning autism)                                                                                                                          

Bettina Riese-Stott   - Strategies for day-to-day support (adults)   


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SLIDES FROM TALK ON EDUCATION OUTREACH 23rd March 2017

Vanessa Clarke, Strategic Head of Outreach for Surrey, Freemantles School


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SLIDES FROM TALK ON MINDSIGHT SURREY CAMHS 18th May 2016

Dr Phil Ferreira-Lay from the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service explained about the new single point of referral. 


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SLIDES FROM TALK ON EHCPs 3rd FEBRUARY 2016

These are the slides from our talk by Margaret Stephenson from independent support provider Core Assets about transferring to or getting a new Education Health & Care Plan. 


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SLIDES FROM NAS SURREY BRANCH CONFERENCE, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, 3rd OCTOBER 2015

Please find links to handouts from our conference 'Anxiety and Anger in Autism - causes, consequences and how to reduce them' on 3rd October 2015. Please note - copyright to all handouts is owned by the authors.

Plenary Sessions

Dr Wenn Lawson - Stress, Anger and Learnt Behaviour in ASC

Dr Raja Mukherjee - Dilemmas in prescribing Developmental Disability

Workshops

Anxiety and anger in the classroom (high functioning autism & Aspergers)  Anxiety and anger in the classroom (moderate - severe autism) - Vanessa Oldham, teacher, Freemantles School
Anxiety and anger in adults - Bettina Stott, specialist practitioner
Strategies for sensory issues (children and adults) - Caroline Winfield, occupational therapist


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SLIDES FROM TALK ON OT AND ASD, WOKING
Thursday 26th November 2015
Talk by Angela Wheeler, a team leader in the Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist (OT) service. The service supports children with physical, sensory, developmental, perceptual and cognitive difficulties that affect their functional abilities in the areas of self-care, school work, play and leisure.



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