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This page keeps you up to date with the activities, news and events organised by or connected to NAS Richmond, as well as an opportunity to let you know about our forthcoming coffee events.  Please use the links in the box above to visit the rest of our web pages and find out about our other activities, details of other groups in this area, plus news and information.


For the time being, our coffee meetings have stopped.

If you feel you could help us get them restarted then please get in touch via our email address.

The coffee mornings are held in association with Skylarks, and they take place at the Crossway Centre. 306, Richmond Road, East Twickenham. TW1 2PD. Please see the map to find the Crossway Centre’s location.

The nearest parking facilities are at Marble Hill Park’s Pay & Display car park. Directions to this venue can be found on the Skylarks website: www.skylarks.charity

There is a creche facility available - places need to be booked with Skylarks. Email them at  info@skylarks.charity or phone 07946 646033.

Our next coffee event:

As soon as we can restart them. we will let you know here

Please click HERE to go to our Activities, News and Events page to find out more about what's happening.


Are you someone who has direct experience of autism? Would you like to help make a difference to those affected by an autism spectrum condition?

Then why not consider helping NAS Richmond with what we do? If you could help with our coffee mornings/evenings, want to become a branch committee member which dosen't take up very much time, or have an interest in fund raising, that would be invaluable.

We welcome all enquiries and would especially like to hear from people with young children who have an autism spectrum condition. if you feel you are able to help out in any way, do contact us at Richmond@nas.org.uk.

Activities News & Events


We are all volunteers at NAS Richmond, we don't have an office nor do we get paid.

We are mostly parents of childrren and young adults on the spectum. The covid situaton and other health problems has severly restricted what we have been able to do, however the fact that a lot of meetings have been online lately due to covid has helped us.

We have been stuggling to attend all of the important childrens and adult services meetings at the council and other places which we get invited to where it is vital that the voice of the local autistic comunity is heard. That is however exactly what we have been doing.

We have neglected this website a little and we know we have been been slow to answer emails however we have made sure that at least 1 person from our group has attended all the vital meetings where services and service provision for those on the autistic spectrum in Richhmond is being discused and major decisions are made.

We have been given a little help from NAS head office recently who found someone to help update our information pack and we may have some more assistance soon with our emails but we would still like to hear from any volunteers who feels they could make a contribution. most useful is just a little bit of your time to help with our website or to join our comittee which usually meets online about once every 3 months, we still want to hear from you on any matter that you think we should raise at those meetings or about anything else.


It is with great sadness that I have to report that our Branch Chair and my much Loved wife Alison who had been ill for the past 6 months with Kidney Cancer has passed away.

Her last trip out was to Richmond Council where she (and I ) recieved a Lifetime Achivement Award for over 20 years

of service to the Richmond NAS branch and other local charities.

Alison did most of the work on this website and answered all the branch Emails so please forgive us if we don't respond quickly for a while.  In the meantime there will be only a minimum number of updates to this site untill we can sort out someone to act as the main editor.

I will carry on as Acting chair and editor until the deision is made as to how the branch will proceed..  


Most of the information on this site is still valid and we will try to update the rest as soon as we can. If you feel that you could contribute or help our branch with this or in some other way then do get in touch via email at Richmond@nas.org.uk.


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