Welcome to Nas Thurrock, NAS Thurrock Group launched in September 2015 and is run on a voluntary basis by parents, carers of children on the autism spectrum. We hold monthly support groups for parents and carers.

Autism is a lifelong disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. There are approximately 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK. Without the right support or understanding, autistic people can miss out on an education, struggle to find work and become extremely isolated. The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, change attitudes and build a society that works for autistic people.

We also provide a number of activities for both families and children on the autism spectrum. The Group volunteers raise awareness of autism, support and encourage the development of autism services in Thurrock.

Income to provide social activities and resources are raised by local parents, private donations and by applying for funding. We rely on volunteers to run the branch and welcome applications from people in the local area who would like to help out with our activities; raising awareness or running support group sessions (e.g. in local schools). We also organise workshops, speakers, and other activities to make information, advice, and support more accessible for all.

There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for people on the spectrum. With your help, we can make it happen.

* NAS Thurrock does not endorse or recommend any services, products or therapy approaches


One of our Dad Members has a blog, please have a read 


For some people, shopping centres can be a stressful experience. If you see, hear, or feel the world in a different way, we'll be making simple steps to improve the shopping experience for our customers throughout the year with our Quiet Hours.From autism to dementia, this hour is for anyone who prefers a more quiet setting within intu Lakeside. We'll turn down the music, dim the lights, and our staff will be on hand with guides to the centre that may be of use. Our Quiet Hours will run on the first Monday of every month from 4pm-5pm. Quiet Hour dates 2019

Monday 7th January 
Monday 4th February
Monday 4th March
Monday 1st April
Monday 6th May
Monday 3rd June
Monday 1st July
Monday 5th August
Monday 2nd September
Monday 7th October
Monday 4th November
Monday 2nd December

Nas Thurrock

Welcome to the Thurrock NAS website, and hope that you find it a helpful resource.

About the charity:

The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, change attitudes and
create a society that works for autistic people. We transform lives by providing support, information and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Since 1962, autistic people have turned to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work. We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services 
and improve laws. We have come a long way but it is not good enough.

People have contacted us to ask for information on aspects of Autistic Spectrum Conditions and on local support, resources, and activities. We hope this website will help people in our area to find information more quickly and will be a significant step for many in finding local support.

We plan to continue to develop the website so please give us your feedback and let us know what you may find helpful. If you have any news or information you would like to share please contact us.

Take a look, get involved and talk to others in our area by joining in discussions on our facebook page called NasThurrock