Free courses for parents and carers of children with autism

The National Autistic Society (NAS) Surrey Branch will be hosting two-day 'Cygnet' courses for parents of children with autism (aged from five to 18 years old). The course will help participants to gain a better understanding of autistic spectrum conditions. They will also learn about practical strategies to use with children and find out about some of the relevant resources available.

The two-day 'Cygnet' programmes will be held on the dates below.

  • Dorking on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 March.
  • Guildford on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 May.

The two-day programmes are designed to

  • Increase the participant's understanding of autistic spectrum conditions.
  • Help parents / carers develop their knowledge of how a child on the autistic spectrum experiences the world and what drives their behaviour.
  • Learn about practical strategies to use with children.
  • Find out about relevant Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) resources.
  • Help parents / carers meet with others to gain support and learn from each other.

This two-day course is FREE for families in Surrey to attend, although BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Please note, to reserve your place a £10 deposit per person is required, (this deposit will be returned on completion of both days of the course). 
To book your place, please email Sarah Mead at with 'Cygnet' and your preferred location in the subject line.

For details of other news and events, visit the website of the NAS Surrey branch.