About Us

The Isle of Wight branch of the National Autistic Society was launched in June 2008 by a group of parents, all with children on the Autistic Spectrum.  We now have a committee of 13, over 200 members and are still growing.

Our branch aims to give parents and carers information, advice and the opportunity to meet with others who are experiencing the same challenges that go hand in hand with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Some of the services we offer include:

  • Support Groups in Cowes, Ryde and West Wight & South Wight
  • Saturday Lego Club
  • Trampoline Club
  • Across The Board Surf School (Summer only)
  • Coffee Mornings at the Quay Arts Centre
  • Online support through Facebook
  • Monthly autism-friendly cinema screenings
  • Various other events and fundraisers throughout the year (please see our Calendar section)

We also provide information on ASD and on NAS services and are constantly campaigning to raise autism awareness across the Island.

If you would like to become a member of the NAS Isle of Wight branch please download and complete a MEMBERSHIP FORM.



Our Committee

Branch Officer/Ryde Support Group Co-ordinator
Jessica Higgins

Branch Treasurer
 Sue Lucas

Branch Secretary/Volunteer Co-ordinator
*Vacancy*

Trampoline Club & Surf School Co-ordinator
 Katie Bond

Adult & SEN Advisory/Autism Strategy
Claire Franklin

Website Editor/Cowes Support Group Co-ordinator
*Vacancy*

Fundraising Officer
*Vacancy*

Advisory Support/South Wight Support Group Co-ordinator
Caroline Martin


With additional support from:

Claire Collins - Surf Club Co-ordinator

Gill & Marcus Elsom - Saturday Lego Club

Cathy Gibbs - Gamezone

Jeanette Prince - Branch Resource Librarian





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