NAS West Nofolk members get creative.

Members of the National Autistic Society (NAS) West Norfolk have been making the best of a difficult time by getting creative.

The branch, run by volunteers, supports more than 350 families across the borough and usually hosts a wide range of autism-friendly sessions such as swimming, soft play and music workshops.

Instead, during lockdown, the group is organising competitions for its members to take part in at home.

Themes so far have been spring and nature and model-making and the children and young people are currently working on time capsules. A spokesman for NAS West Norfolk said: “This is an exceptionally difficult time for people who have autism. 

“Being able to take part in these activities enables our members to feel part of their community. It encourages communication, motivates activities and trying something new.”