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Monday 8th October

 Special Needs Parents Advice Group

with Mark Brown of Special Help for Special Needs

 

This is a friendly and informal drop-in support group for parent carers of children and young people with additional needs.  

 

Mark (Special Help for Special Needs) is an expert on a range of issues including toileting, sleep, behaviour. obsessions, puberty and much more.  He has worked with many families to help them overcome a variety of challenging issues.  He is generously donating his time so more local families can get his help. This is your chance to get his advice and also meet up with other parents and carers who are in a similar position to you.

 

When:  Drop in any time between 10am to 12noon

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

Cost: Voluntary donation of £1 to be paid on the day

 

Tea and biscuits are guaranteed, along with a friendly, non-judgemental environment!

 

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Wednesday October 17th

9.30am - 11.30am

An Introduction to Autism

with Adapt to Leam

 

NAS Sutton are excited to welcome back Tracy and Melanie from Adapt to Learn for our first Understanding Autism talk which is especially relevant for parents whose kids have just been diagnosed.

 

This talk will give you a greater knowledge and understanding of autism, along with a greater understanding of how everyday situations can impact on your children and why they may display particular behaviours. They will also share strategies that may help your children.

 

Space is limited and therefore tickets must be booked in advance through this link.

 

We are asking for £5 voluntary donation per person payable on the door to go towards covering our costs.

 

When: Wednesday 17th October  9.30am - 11.30am

Where:  The Riverside Centre, Culvers Avenue, Carshalton

Cost: Voluntary donation of £5 per person to cover costs

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-autism-with-adapt-to-learn-tickets-50298608492

 

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Saturday 20th October

Yoga for Kids with Autism

With Laura Hopson

 

Laura has taught yoga to children across the Autistic Spectrum for many years.

 

She currently runs yoga courses for children, teenagers and young adults with SEN, many of whom have Autism, at the Saraswati Yoga Studio in Sutton.

 

Laura also teaches in a number of local specialist and mainstream schools (both primary and secondary) and also privately in students’ homes. If your child attended the Easter or Summer interAKtive play schemes, they may well have taken part in one of Laura’s yoga sessions there.

 

Laura has used her years of experience as a yoga teacher and mum of a teenager with Autism, to develop classes that are engaging, enjoyable and highly accessible.

 

Clear step by step, manageable and visually explicit instructions guide the children through easy to follow breathing techniques, moving yoga, basic poses and relaxations.

 

Each balanced session provides an opportunity for the children to develop focus and concentration, manage their emotions, improve balance, coordination, and enhance spatial awareness and sensory processing.

 

Laura aims to nurture a compassionate and understanding environment in which children and parents/carers can feel at ease.

 

She appreciates how demanding it can be for some children on the spectrum to attend new activities. Should any children require one to one support or be distressed, Laura works with the parent/carer to settle their child and help them to participate as best they can.

 

Laura is confident that these classes are accessible to many children across the wide range of the Autistic Spectrum but if you have any questions please feel free to contact her at l.hopson2@virginmedia.com or on 07905504818

 

Children can do the session alongside a parent/carer or on their own, however parents need to remain on the premises for the duration of the session.  You will need to bring a mat or thick towel/blanket with you.

 

Places must be booked in advance.

 

Cost: £3 per child payable in advance.

 

Booking: Will open to members shortly.

 

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Sunday 21st October

Indoor Climbing Session

at Craggy Island

 

Details to follow.

 

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Tuesday 30th October

Asperger & Autism Adult Support Group

Topic: Gender and Autism

 

For adults with a diagnosis or who think they may have the condition

A chance to chat, relate, learn, share strategies and interests

Friendly and informal, with a topic, activity or guest speaker.

Today we welcome speakers from Sutton ASD Team who will talk about the different ways autism presents in genders.

 

When:  Tuesday 30th Oct 6.30 - 8pm

Where: Carshalton Beeches Free Baptist Church, Banstead Road, Carshalton, SM5 3NL

Cost: Free but a donation of £2 would be appreciated towards cost osf refreshment

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/adult-support-group-tickets-47220963172

 

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Monday 12th November

Adults with Autism Social Group

 

A chance for adults with autism to come together over coffee for a chat and to meet others.

 

When: Drop in on Monday 12th November 3.15pm to 4.15pm

Where: The Coffee Zone, 21 Station Way, Sutton, SM1 8SD

Cost: You will need to buy your own refreshments

 

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Wednesday 14th November

 

PDA

with Laura Kerbey

 

Details to follow

 

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Sunday 18th November

 

NAS Sutton Coach Trip

to The Enchanted Wood at Syon Park

 

Details to follow

 

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Sunday 2nd December

 

NAS Sutton Christmas Show

by Magical Quests

 

Details to follow

 

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