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NAS Merton Group

A group of the National Autistic Society

2017 Kids First Events


Autumn 2017


Have your say on Merton CCG's Commissioning intentions for next year


Monday 27 November 2017, 10am to 12pm

Chaucer Centre, Room B, Canterbury Road, Morden, SM4 6PX


Meet our health service senior commissioning managers and hear babout the service they plan to commission across Merton.


Mental Capacity, and Enduring Power of Attorney


Thursday 21 September, 10.15am to 12.45pm

Chaucer Centre, Room D, Canterbury Road, Morden, SM4 6PX


Philip Warford, Managing Director of Renaissance Legal

If a person lacks the ability to make a decision then their mental capacity is questioned. Philip will explain the principles around mental capacity & what you need to consider. He will also talk about Powers of Attorney, the appointment of someone to make decisions on behalf of another person & how they can be used. Only 30 places available!



Staying safe online

Thursday 23 November, 10am to 12pm

Chaucer Centre, Room M, Canterbury Road, Morden, SM4 6PX


with Mark Brown, Special Needs Advisor, Special Help 4 Special Needs

Many children and young people with SEN can spend hour’s online using chat rooms, social media and other sites of interest. Sometimes this is the only social outlet they have. Mark will explain some of the hazards and will offer tips on what you can do to minimize risk, and keep your children safe online. Only 25 places available! Chaucer Centre, Room M, Canterbury Road, Morden, SM4 6PX


Sensory Integration & OT Techniques


Monday 4 December, 10am-2pm (lunch included)

with Sheena Rufus, Merton Children & Young People’s Occupational Therapy, Central London Community Healthcare

A practical session on sensory integration & occupational therapy techniques you can use at home with your child. Find out what the OT service provides, plus information on referrals, waiting lists, assessments & OT in schools. Only 30 places available!



How to book


If you are interested in finding out more or attending any Kids First events, please book your place by contacting Tracy Blackwell, Kids First Administrator, on 020 8687 4644, or email -

Sometimes places are limited, and we do need to know numbers for catering purposes.

If you are visiting Kids First for the first time, just call us and ask to meet a friendly face before the meeting so you are not alone!