NAS Sutton Branch
A branch of the National Autistic Society
One Saturday Each Month
Key Club – creative arts, crafts and social club for those aged16-30.
Key club has made films, animations, music CDs, a play, an art exhibition plus much more.
When: One Saturday each month.
Where: Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London.
For more information: email@example.com,uk
Swimming with Community Link
Fancy a swim but don't want to go alone? Go along to the Community Link swimming Group. The group meets twice a month at the Westcroft Leisure Centre on a Thursday. They go for a swim and then have a chat in the on-site cafe.
You must be able to travel independantly and be over 18 years of age to join the group.
When: Alternate Thursdays from 10am - 12pm
Where: Westcroft Leisure Centre, Carshalton
More Info: Telephone Caroline Nickerson at Sutton Mencap on 0208 6478600 or 07591 578211.
To find out more about Community Link visit www.suttonmencap.org.uk/what-we-do/community-link
“Inaspectrum Sutton” is a group that is organised by its members not staffed. People are encouraged to share their life experiences and given a chance to meet like minded people. An experience shared can help reduce fear, anxiety and alarm. They will encourage Autism services in Sutton to make clear their organisational strengths, many services have the best of intentions to help their client group, yet forget to make it clear what they offer and how their structure works.
Any adult with a positive interest in Autism /Aspergers is welcome to have tea with them; you don’t need a diagnosis or a referral. INASPECTRUM IS NOT A SERVICE it is a self help peer support group, we need fundraisers, a Membership Secretary, and enablers who can help us plan and achieve what we want to get out of life.
When: Usually last Wednesday of the month, 1.30-3pm, but please check (contact details below)
Where: Sutton Carers Centre, Benhill House, 1st Floor, 12-14 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, SM1 4DA
For more info: Contact Paul on 07900990292 / firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.inaspectrum.com
Roundabout Dramatherapy have started up a new Dramatherapy Group for adults with learning disabilities who live in, or have a connection with Sutton. Sessions will help increase your confidenc, explore life's ups and downs, be creative and fun, help you express your feelings and help you meet new people in a safe place.
YMCA East Surrey have published their activities programme for adults for the spring term. Activities include sports, gardening and horticulature, cooking and health living and arts. Full details can be found here
Friday night project is a youth club for young people aged 16+ with mild to moderate learning disabilities. It provides sports and social activities as well as trips out. The aim is to offer a relaxed social atmosphere where young people with disabilities can enjoy each other's company and try out fun and exciting new activities led by qualified staff.
YMCA's Disability Sports Club runs in partnership wiith de Stafford Sports Centre and offers at least four different sporting activities each week, with regular access to gym, swimming pool and trampolining. Come and meet new friends whilst gaining confidence learning new skills. For poeple with disabilities aged 18+ years
An inclusive group of people who are affected by autism/aspergers. Have regular coffee mornings, informative talks and also run different events and activities for you to take part in. Anyone from Sutton is welcome.
Sutton Adult ASD Social Group
Set up by Community Link (see above) this group caters for independent adults with or without a learning disability.
Alternately with Sutton Healthy Walks at Beddington Park 1 hour followed by refreshments (optional)
or travelling from Sutton BR station to another location (e.g. Box Hill, Crystal Palace) several hours including lunch.
When: Fortnightly, Friday mornings, 9.45am
Where: Either by St Mary's Church in Beddington Park, Church Road, Wallington, SM6 7NJ or
meeting outside Sutton BR station.
Cost: Members are responsible for their own travel costs, meals and refreshments
A meeting place for adults on the spectrum, including those at the age of leaving school and college.
When: Usually second Monday of the month, 3.30-4.30pm
Where: The Coffee Zone, 10 Station Way, Cheam, SM3 8SD
For more information contact Caroline on 0208 647 8600 or email email@example.com