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NAS Sutton Branch

A branch of the National Autistic Society

Regular Local Activities & Events

If you would like one of your events or activities to be mentioned on this page please email us at sutton@nas.org.uk.  Please double check all details with the provider before going along.

 

Tuesday & Friday Evenings

ARC Youth Club

 

ARC is a new and exciting service for kids aged 8-16 with moderate learning difficulties and special needs.  They will be running evening activities every Tuesday and Friday including cooking, dancing, crafts and much more.  They will also run trips during half terms including cinema, trips to London and to the coast.

 

Where: St Peters Church, Bishopsford Road, SM4 6BH

When: Tuesday and Friday evenings, 6pm to 9pm

For more info email Kellie info@arcsutton.co.uk

 

Autism Movement Therapy Classes

 

Autism therapy movement is a programme designed for individuals with autism combining movement and music to stimulate communication between the left and right hemispheres of the branch.  It is a highly structure and fun form of therapy through music, dance and improvisation.  The class is fully inclusive and recommended from age 6 upwards.

 

Where: The Hawker Centre, Kingston

When: Saturdays from 1.15pm to 2.15pm starting from November 26th

Cost: £7.50 per class with other pricing offers available

More info: www.movementworks.org/what-is-amt/

Booking: Email megan@movementworks.org

 

 

AYCES Activities for Young Carers

 

Free regular activities for young carers at the Riverside Centre including sports, arts & crafts, cooking and gaming.

 

More info: Ring 0208 669 9050 or email mail@riversidecentre.org.uk

 

 

New Girls Group in Sutton/Merton South West London Girls Connect

 

Sessions offer a positive environment where girls can form and maintain friendships in a safe and welcoming group whilst they explore new activities, learn social and play skills, and make friends. Activities would include arts and crafts, drama, music and games. They will also look at creative ways to explore issues relevant to the group e.g. bullying and friendships.

 

Where: Sutton Life Centre, 24 Alcorn Close, Sutton SM3 9PX

 When: Monday evenings during term times  

5.15pm – 6.15pm – 6 – 10 years old

6.30pm – 7.30pm – 11 – 16 years old

 

Sessions will costs £10 per session, £100 for a ten week term. Bursary places are available.

If you would like to register your daughter for the workshops, or if you have any questions, please email Hazel or Cassie at hello@knotsarts.com

 

 

ABA Saturday Kids Club run by Focus Surrey

 

The club aims to introduce the principles of ABA to those children not yet on their own programmes, as well as being an extra resource for those already familiar to ABA. Children will be taught social and play skills, and work on specific individual targets determined by ABA professionals (see below) in consultation with parents. The club aims to be nurturing, fun and child-centred, and is open to children aged from two to 12 years. Our first term will run from October to December, with the club running from 10am to 2pm.

The club will also be a place where parents can meet other parents in similar postitions and listen to talks from guest speakers on related subjects. Please note that parents must stay on-site for the duration of the club and give their child a packed lunch during the 30-minute break. There is free wifi available plus tea, coffee and biscuits for the adults.

 

For more info email focussurrey@hotmail.com

 

Inclusive Dance Club with No Limits

 

A fun and inclusive dance club aimed at children and young people with special needs ages 3-18.  A variety of classes are available.

 

Contact: dancenolimits2@gmail.com  Website: www.dance-nolimits.com

 

 

Dance Class for Children wtih Special Needs with Terri-Jayne's School of Dance

 

More info: Ring Terri-Jayne on 07545305240 or email terrijayneschoolofdance@aol.co.uk

 

 

New Dawn Inclusion Project

 

For all children but specifically children with disabilities aged 8 - 19yrs.  Activities include arts and crafts, sporting games, drama, music and more. Qualified friendly staff.  

 

More info: Call 07828123300 or visit website www.playassociationhf.org.uk

 

 

YOGA for Children with SEN

 

Fun, energising and relaxing YOGA course for children with SEN and their parent/carer starting Tuesday 6th June for 7 weeks

 

Booking: Places are limited and must be booked by emailing l.hopson2@virginmedia.com or ringing Laura on 07905504818

 

                                                         

A Toolkit of Essential Skills - Workshops for Parents of SEN

Special Help 4 Special Needs

 

The Workshops offer the skills to enable parents, carers and professionals to work with some of the difficult issues relating to children with special needs. Each workshop will focus on the practical issues and developing the skills needed by parents/carers and professionals to support the child with special needs in overcoming specific difficulties.  Topics cover behaviour, toileting, sleep, obsessions & anxiety, transitions.

 

Where: Bourne House, 475 Godstone Road, Whyteleafe, Surrey, CR3 0BL

When: Various dates from February to July  10am to 2pm

Cost: £20

Booking and Info: Contact Mark or Kirsty on 01883 621124 or email sh4sn@sky.com

 

 

Sutton Carers Centre: 

 

Sutton Carers Centre run regular support groups and activities for carers in Sutton.  

To find out more email: enquiries@suttoncarerscentre.org or telephone 020 8296 5611.

 

SIB Peer Support at Sutton Carers Centre

 

A new SIB peer support group which will help manage the challenges of helping to carer for a sibling and understand more about health conditions such as Autism and ADHD through games, art and much more.

 

Booking: Call 0208 2965611 to speak to someone on the Young Carers Team

 

Sutton Mencap

 

Sutton Mencap run a group which offers social opportunities for 12-18 year olds with high functioning ASD.  The group is run in the Wallington area every Thursday at 4.30pm during term times.  For more information and to book a place please contact Olivia Griffin on 0208 647 8600 or email olivia@suttonmencap.org.uk

They also run a Community Link project for those overthe age of 18 which helps adults meet up and take part in different activities in the local area.  For more information contact Caroline on 0208 647 8600 or email caroline@suttonmencap.org.uk

 

 

Sutton Parents Forum: 

 

Sutton Parents Forum run regular Cafe’s with local and national speakers.  To join their mailing list and be kept up to date with their events please email: suttonparentsforum@outlook.com or telephone 07557 760328.

 

 

Sutton Portage Playdate: 

 

A supportive, fun and interactive Play & Stay session for children and their families. An opportunity to access the range of services at Tweeddale Children’s Centre and meet new parents. Develop strategies to help and support your child’s development. Play Date provides a gentle and nurturing introduction to a pre-school environment for children with a range of needs.  For children aged 0 – 5 years with additional needs.

 

Contact: Natalie Endacott Tel: 0208 7705049  Email: natalie.endacott@sutton.gov.uk             

Pam Fry  Tel: 0208 7704834  Email: pam.fry@sutton.gov.uk

 

 

"Tactile Tales" with Sutton Portage

 

Sessions for children with addition needs ages 5 and under. The session aims to develop your child’s senses, provide interactive stories and songs, improve listening and attending skills, support social interaction skills and develop turn taking/waiting and sharing skills.

 

More info: Contact Portage on 0208 770 4812

 

Wallington Explorer Scout Unit

 

A local scout unit for those aged 14 - 18 years with special needs.  They offer a wide range of activities - camping, watersports, cooking, climbing, shooting, games etc. They meet on a Wednesday from 8 - 9.30pm in Wallington (behind Neros).

For more info email Karen Drake at 15wesuexplorers@gmail.com

 

Werewolves of London Special Ice Hockey Club

 

The Werewolves of London Special Ice hockey club offers a special needs ice hockey programme for children and adults who have Developmental Disabilities such as Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome and other Learning Disabilities.

 

Beginners and Non-skaters aged from 5 years up to and including adults are all welcome!

 

For more info visit www.werewolvesflondon.org.uk

 

YMCA Disability Football Team

Run in association with Fulham FC Foundation and Kew Park Rangers FC

 

An opportunity to join local teams, play in matches and represent your side in tournaments.  

 

When: Thursday 5pm to 6pm

Where: Outdoor playing fields at YMCA Hawker, Lower Ham Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5BH

Cost: FREE!

Booking: No need to book - just turn up ready to play!

For more info ring Hayley on 07587 034278 or email hayleyturner@ymcalsw.org

 

 

Yoga classes for children with SEN and their parent/carer

 

When: Tuesdays during term time at 4.15pm

Where: Saraswati Yoga Sudio, Robin Hood Lane, Sutton

Booking and Info: Email l.hopson2@virginmedia.com