NAS Avon branch provides support, information and advice to Autistic Adults (including those who have Asperger syndrome) and to parents and carers, living and working in the Avon area of Bristol, South Glos, BaNES and some of North Somerset. Professionals are welcome to contact us too.
Anyone can belong – there is no subscription or membership fee - just ask to be added to the mailing list to receive regular information on:
information on events of interest (also check out our Events page)
details of consultations for proposed changes in services
information on research
opportunities to participate in surveys and research
and other useful information
The branch is run by a small group of volunteers, that give their time and energy to support autistic people and their parents/carers. If you are interested in getting involved or would like to partner our branch please get in touch. Currently, our group is:
Diana Elliott - branch officer
Terry Wright - treasurer
Liz Gray - community express
Lynne Watkins - crafts
Sheila Hawken - BaNES representative
Catherine Bullock - web editor
For details of any branch or other meetings that are planned, please go to the meetings page. Our main areas of concern are diagnosis, training, support, employment and housing, but any subject is discussed in a friendly and supportive setting. The meetings are an opportunity to exchange experiences and information, usually with an outside speaker.
If you should have any queries or require specific information, or would like to tell us about any experiences which would enable us to campaign more effectively on where and how improvements should be made please contact the Branch Officer: Diana Elliott email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mob: 07825 227026.
The Avon Branch also has a Facebook page on which events and other information of interest are posted.
The branch is part of the National Autistic Society (NAS), which is the leading UK charity for autistic people, including Asperger syndrome and their families, providing: information, support and pioneering services, and campaigning for a better world for people with autism.