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DISCLAIMER: Please note that the NAS Surrey branch, as part of the National Autistic Society, does not recommend any services or therapies and does not endorse any products. Parents and carers are advised to do their own research into the appropriate services and strategies for their child with ASD and consult professionals where necessary. 

  • After diagnosis - What next? 
  • Surrey Schools List  Primary Schools for children with SEND  Secondary Schools for children with SEND
  • Advice and services for adults in Surrey                                                                                    
  •   WOMEN & GIRLS WITH AUTISM  - handouts from the NAS Surrey Branch Conference                                                                                                              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)                                                                                                                                        
  • Parent Programmes - these are designed to help parents understand more about bringing up a child on the autism spectrum are run throughout Surrey by the Surrey SEND Teaching School:
    •    The NAS EarlyBird Programme for parents and carers of pre-school children is a 10 week course for parents to attend to help receive strategies and advice for any issues which may arise
    •    Barnados Cygnet Programme is for parents of children aged 5-19. It is usually run as a 6 week support programme (sometimes as an intensive two-day version) and is designed for parents and carers of children with autism with the additional option of a professional from the child’s school attending
    •    Fathers' ASD Awareness course – this course is designed for Fathers of children with ASD to provide greater understanding about the support & approaches needed to support the individual with autism and the family

    To find out about dates and times of forthcoming programmes contact the Surrey SEND Teaching School at courses@sendteachingschool.co.uk or tel: 020 8330 3009 ext. 237.

    Waiting lists can sometimes be quite long, so when time and money permit, the NAS Surrey Branch hosts two-day Cygnet courses with a qualified trainer to help more people access these useful programmes. Please join our online forum or check our web site for dates.

  • Surrey's Local Offer - this is a web portal that lets you search for services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND) in your area. The site includes a useful Pre-Diagnosis information pack and a Post-Diagnosis information pack
  • Family Voice Surrey - the official participation forum for parents and carers of children with SEND in Surrey.
  • Newsletter Back Issues - these include reports on all our talks and meetings:


JANUARY 2017


OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2016



AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2016

AGM Report

Parent Programmes in Surrey 

Save the Date - NAS Surrey Branch Summer Ball 22nd July 2017

New Spouses and Partners Group

Surrey Adult Disability Register


JUNE/JULY 2016

New ASD-friendly playgroup in Weybridge

Report on new Surrey CAMHS service

SEND2020 update

New Spouses and Partners group


APRIL/MAY 2016

Talk on new CAHMS Service 

Women & Girls with Autism Event

NAS Childrens & Youth Club update

Surrey SEND2020 plan

Findings from NASSB/Family Voice Surrey Joint Autism Strategy survey


FEBRUARY/MARCH 2016

Changes to Surrey's CAMHS service

EmployAbility support into work programme

National Autism Strategy update

New support group for adults in Haslemere


DECEMBER 2015/JANUARY 2016

Surrey Adult Autism & LD Strategy

Employment Support

Report on OT talk

Positive Care in LDs Conference March 2016


OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2015

Write up of a talk on Home Education

Where to find local factsheets for autism support for adults

Autism Housing Project


AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2015

Results from our mini survey of parents on experiences of accessing CAMHS in Surrey

Link to resources from Surrey Independent Living Council, including understanding direct payments, buying from agencies and care providers and employing a personal assistant.


JUNE/JULY 2015

Includes information on the talk on Managing Behaviour by Dr Alex Carlisle in May 2015 and a range of activities for adults with ASDs.


APRIL/MAY 2015

Includes a report on a talk by Mark Brown on supporting teens with ASDs and their siblings and by Kim Foster from Surrey Social Services on moving to adult services. Also details of a group for parents of children with PDA and a DLA 'mythbuster' from Contact-a-Family.


FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015

Includes a report on the talk by SSIASS (formerly Surrey Parent Parthership) on the change from Statements of Special Educational Needs to Education, Healty & Care Plans, plus information about independent support services for families.


For a list of all information sheets published by the NAS, please click here.



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