NAS Greenwich Branch Contacts:
Email : email@example.com
Twitter: @nasgreenwich www.twitter.com/nasgreenwich
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/nasgreenwich
NAS National Contacts:
NAS Helpline 0808 800 4104
NAS Education Rights Service 0808 800 4102
NAS main website has a signposting service to help you find local services. Click on ‘personalised information’ under the search box.
Email NAS Befriending Service – Aims to reduce social isolation.
NHS National Info:
NHS Living With Autism Site
Other Useful Contacts (Please note that these are not NAS services):
Families Living With Autism (FLAG)
Lesley Davis Independent Family Advisor –advice and monthly meetings.
mobile 07776 163120
Greenwich Special Educational Needs Information, Advice and Support Services (SENDIASS)
They can help by providing access to impartial and confidential guidance and support on matters relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, including education, schools, national and local policy and practice, statutory assessment and Education, Health and Care plans.
Telephone: FIS Helpline – 020 8921 6921
ASD Outreach Greenwich (School age)
Contact Name: Anita Smith
Telephone: 020 8921 3821
Greenwich Council’s Greenwich Directory of services related to Adults
For more adult-related services in Greenwich
The Local Offer – SEN resources and services in Greenwich related to children/young people
Greenwich Council’s Family Information Service – Families and Children
You can contact them for specific information about services for disabled children and young people in Greenwich. They have produced a leaflet listing activities for disabled children.
0208 921 6921
Greenwich Parent Voice
GPV are an independent group of parents in Greenwich who all have children with a disability or special educational needs and are committed to giving a voice to all carers and families in government. They post a lot of information and events of interest.
Info and resources for families with disabled children
0808 808 3555
Independent helpline for special educational needs
Greenwich Association of Disabled People – Personal Assistant Services
You can choose a personal assistant but employment issues are done by GAD
0208 305 2221
Charity that covers those with ASD if they also have a learning disability.
0208 305 2245
Greenwich Toy and Leisure Library
Deborah Cavill – Manager
0208 854 7090
IPSEA – For legal advice and more regarding rights, process, etc.
Advice Line 0800 018 4016
Tribunal helpline 0845 602 9579
Special Needs Jungle – website and blog by parents
Greenwich Housing Rights Service.
They are at 36 Wellington St, Woolwich, London SE18 6PF and website is http://www.grhr.co.uk/
They have drop ins Monday from 2-4pm and Weds 10-12. Best to get there at least 40 mins early to guarantee getting seen by an advisor.
Greenwich Branch National Autistic Society Activities:
Organised by Greenwich NAS: www.nasgreenwich.org.uk
NAS Greenwich Parent and Carer Meet ups (last Friday of each month)
NAS Greenwich Saturday Club for Children/Young People (biweekly, staffed and hosted by Greenwich Toy Library)
NAS Greenwich Social Club (Mondays 6-8pm, staffed by Q4Access)
NAS Greenwich Pub Group (First Wednesday each month)
Adult Hub (third Friday of each month)
Other local activities:
Please note that these are not run by GNAS
1. Parent advice meetings are held monthly by Lesley Davis, an independent adviser at Child Development Centre , Wensley Close. A range of times, including some evening meetings. Dates and times from Lesley Davis 07776163120 firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Lion Swimming club: At Eltham Centre, The Lion Swimming Club is open to any disabled person of any age with a permanent physical, learning, mental or sensory disability. Many of our members live in South East London and North West Kent. http://www.lionswimmingclub.co.uk
3. Boys’ Brigade: A father of 2 sons with ASD has started new Boys’Brigade group. Meets weekly at United Reformed Church, Bramshot Avenue, Charlton. Contact Dennis Hawkes 0208 850 5922
4. Just Talk; Ethnic Minorities Support Group for families on the autistic spectrum. The group meets every term at Charlton School, Charlton Park Road, Charlton, SE7 8HX. Phone Rose Edumijeke 0208 858 7254 or Rosejusttalk@yahoo.co.uk
5. Trampolining: Falcon Spartak Gym Club has mix of children of all abilities-about 50% have special needs. .At Hurstmere Boys’ School, Sidcup. 6.30-8.30pm. Term-time and holidays. £60 per quarter for 13 sessions of 2 hours plus £18 insurance. Contact Kay Salter 01689 832983 or 07967 346060
6. Football: Coaching for children with special needs. Crook Log Leisure Centre, Danson Road, Welling. Term-time Mondays 6.15 -7pm (12-16yrs);Wednesdays 5.30-6.15pm (5-7yrs) and 6.15-7pm (8-11yrs). Cost £1 per session. No need to book, just turn up.
7. Horse riding: New Lodge Riding Centre. Free weekly riding lessons for young people up to 25 years old. Group lessons at weekends for children of all abilities for £12. In school holidays field rides and grooming mornings. Contact Hilary Crawford, New Lodge Riding Centre, Mottingham Lane, Eltham SE9 4RW. 0208 851 6447
8. Laban Dance:Movement and play class for disabled children and their friends/siblings aged 5-11. Deptford. Contact Louise 0208 469 9477 or email@example.com
9. Cinema: Autism-friendly screenings during school holidays at Greenwich Picturehouse, Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN.Book tickets on 08708 505 703. Wheelchair -users must book in advance. For regular information on films contact Alice Warren 0207 326 2611 or firstname.lastname@example.org
10. Stage Right:Music dance and drama for young people with special needs 8-18 yrs. Thursdays 4.30-6pm term-time at Charlton School. Contact Greenwich Academy of Music and Drama 0208 488 4335 or email@example.com
11. Bullying workshops: Kidscape run free workshops-most in London. Many of the children taking part have ASD. More info at www.kidscape.org.uk/zap/index.asp
12. Charlton Athletic Community Trust: Youth Service for Disabled Young People in Greenwich Programme. Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) has been commissioned by the Royal Borough of Greenwich to deliver the youth service for disabled young people aged 10 to 25 years. Telephone: 0871 781 2095/ 07816 848677, Fax: 020 8850 7214. Charlton Athletic Community Trust also run most of the youth clubs in Greenwich. The list of all the mainstream youth clubs is on the website below, but they might not be suitable for some young people with ASD, so it is best to phone to discuss your young person’s needs before attending. www.young-greenwich.org.uk