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NAS Avon Branch

A branch of the National Autistic Society

Welcome to NAS Avon Branch

We provide support, information and advice to Autistic Adults (including Asperger Syndrome) and to their Parents/Carers, living and working in the Avon area of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset and the northern end of North Somerset. Professionals are welcome to contact us too.

 

People on our mailing list are given: details of branch activities, information on events of interest, details of consultations for proposed changes in services, information on research, opportunities to participate in surveys and research and other useful information. Please contact the branch chair, Diana Elliott with any questions or to be added to this mailing list on email: avon@nas.org.uk or mob: 07825 227026.

 

BASS Autism Services provide a service to adults with autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) and professionals and carers who support them. What they do includes diagnostic assessments, post-diagnostic support including psycho-education, coping strategies & signposting, provide advice services where people can access groups and individual appointments for a range of needs such as problem solving, emotional support, employment support, benefits, housing, and signposting, and offer partner and carer support.

 

For further information: Tel: 01275 796200, Email: awp.bass@nhs.net or take a look at their website

Welcome to our website

There are several opportunities to have your say and make changes to your local services - take a look at upcoming meetings relevant to you or surveys and consultations about your services... make sure your voice is heard!

 

 

We need your help to make Bristol an autism friendly city!! Take a look at this letter that asks for your opinion about the most important change you would like to see made to Bristol... these letters will help the mayor Marvin be informed before making improvements for you. Take a look...

Upcoming...

There are lots of course information for Autisic adults, carers and professionals out there - please take a look at what we know about, including:

  • The University of Bath Autism Summer School (from August 31-September 2nd)

  • BIS Community Learning

  • Wellbeing college

  • Project Search (BANES/Bath College)

  • FREE workshops at Carers Support Centre

  • Professional seminars and CPD courses

Do you know about the NAS Autism-Friendly Award? Each venue that achieves the Autism Friendly Award will be helping to make the UK a more autism-friendly place by opening their doors to autistic people and their families whose lives are affected daily by businesses that do not understand their needs.

 

One of the first places to receive this award is the Roman Baths in Bath.  Find out more...

Meeting for Parents & Carers of Autistic Adults living in South Glos - Thursday 8th September 2016, 10am - 12pm in Yate. You are very welcome to come or send your thoughts to discuss at the meeting. Find all the details here

You are invited! Please come along to the Avon branch meeting and AGM, where we will be electing office members, discussing housing, independent living and support and welcoming guest speakers Jeff Parry & Naina Mandleker from Milestones Trust.

 

Its on Tuesday 20th September, 7.30pm at Rose Green Centre. For all the details take a look here.