We are extremely proud that we provided over 300 

activity places over 2018 summer holiday, 

we are self funded and this has 

been possible through donations 

and fundraising 


 



Welcome to Nas Thurrock

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

We also provide a number of activities for both families and children with autism, see our activities listsThe 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.

Anyone wishing to offer their time to help in anyway would be very welcome. 

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


 



The National Autistic Society Thurrock Branch proudly presented two of their younger members with bravery certificates today.
Tyler aged 5, who has a diagnosis of Autism & ADHD, along with his sister Annabella age 3, also diagnosed with Autism, called their mum Charley-Anne an ambulance after she had fallen unconscious at home. Tyler, who made the call, spoke to the emergency services; he told them they needed to come to help Mummy and gave the call centre staff their full address. He said to them “maybe she’s dead because of a poisoned apple from the ugly old witch”. He remained calm and following instructions from the call handler, Tyler took his sister and went to get their neighbour who then waited with them all until the ambulance arrived. Annabella gave Charley-Anne kisses and held her hand until the paramedics arrived. 
Charley-Anne said she “couldn’t be prouder” of her children. “The paramedics were fantastic and I am so grateful to have this service and for all the work these guys do. They helped on a bad day for me but were great with my very special children.” 
NAS Thurrock felt this act should be recognised as it’s a fantastic feat for any 5-year-old, but even more so for a child on the Autism spectrum. Some children may not have even recognised the severity of the situation, let alone known what to do. Many children with autism find it very hard to communicate with people they know, let alone picking up the phone and talking to strangers. 
Charley-Anne added “Tyler finds is very hard socially and struggles to maintain conversation. He is currently being seen by a Speech Therapist, who works with Tyler to help him understand social cues and to develop conversation skills. Coming along to NAS Thurrock’s activities has really helped Tyler develop relationships with others his own age and the volunteers here, and has also really helped with his confidence”. 
NAS Thurrock think Tyler really is an exceptional young man, he handled the situation brilliantly and looked after not just his mum but also Annabella. A huge well done to him and Annabella.









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






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Nas Thurrock

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

Autism is a serious, lifelong and disabling condition, which has an immense impact on lives. But it simply doesn't get the attention it deserves. This means that people affected by autism don't get the services and support they need.

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