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NAS (National Autistic Society) Lowestoft and North Suffolk Branch

General Details

We are a local support group for parents and carers who need help, support and advice and we run regular day-time & evening NAS drop-in's in Lowestoft.

The drop-in's are held by parents who are volunteers who have experience working with SEN (Special Educational needs) children or who have children with Autism and we can help, support and give advice and support in a variety of areas. From the initial diagnoses process through to sleep help or just to be there just to listen. Please come and joinour friendly group to have a chat over a cuppa and a biscuit!  

Everyone is welcome and no diagnoses is needed. Children are allowed to attend drop-in's, however they need to be supervised as the volunteers cannot be responsible for the children whilst at the drop-in's.

If the drop-in feels a little daunting then please send us an email or contact us on our Facebook page and you can be sure of a warm welcome! Please get in touch, we are here to help.



Who to contact

0808 800 4104 for NAS helpline or 07798 882583 for the local branch phone (this is manned by volunteers so you may need to leave a message)
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Where to go

Area served
Lowestoft, Beccles, All Suffolk, East Suffolk, North Lowestoft, Halesworth, Oulton Broad, Kessingland, Southwold, Bungay
Parking available
Parking details
Plenty of parking available at all venues
All venues are near to or on a local bus route


 We meet at the Carlton Pub, London Road North, Lowestoft on the following days and times:


1st Tuesday of the month between 7pm and 9pm.


3rd Wednesday of the month between 9.30am and 11.30 am.




Other details

Referral required?
Age Groups
Pre-school, 16-25 years, Children (5-11), Adults, Young people
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet
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Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

We are a support group that can offer an listening ear to parents or carers and no diagnoses is needed.We can signpost you to other agencies and services that can also help to support you and we have guest speakers on a variety of subjects.

Our drop-in's are perfect for you to meet other parents and carers to share experience and to share advice together.

We are a charity run by volunteers who are parents/carers or who work or have an interest in Autism.

Everyone is welcome.

Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Sensory impairments

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