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NAS Avon Branch

A branch of the National Autistic Society


We have lots of events running throughout the year. Please take a look at the following for more details below

The Curly Hair Project Workshops

The CHP  workshops  are ideal for those who care for, teach,  or work with children and adults with Asperger’s or other ASDs, and they meet Continuing Professional Development criteria. They are also great for those with an ASD or not yet diagnosed, family members and anyone who is simply interested in knowing more. Written by the brilliant author Alis Rowe – ‘the girl with the curly hair’ - they last around 2 ½ hours and are relaxed, informative and uplifting with lots of great images to explain things.


Workshop information

Tickets are £15 per person (+booking fees) and can be purchased at where more information about the Curly Hair Project can also be found. I have attached 2 posters for you to share and display  if possible, and you may wish to forward this email on to anyone else who would be interested.


The workshops are  relevant for  male and female adults and children and you can attend any or all of the workshops.


Bristol Workshop Dates – The Hub Lockleaze & The Pavilion, Habourside

ASD & Challenging Behaviour             Tues      13th June            10:00am               Bristol - Lockleaze

ASD & Socialising                                Tues       27th June           10:00am               Bristol - Lockleaze

Essential Guide to ASD                       Mon        19th June           10:00am               Bristol - Habourside

ASD & Family Relationships                Sat         1st July               10:00am               Bristol – Lockleaze

ASD & Anxiety                                      Mon       3rd July               10:00am               Bristol - Habourside

ASD Meltdowns & Shutdowns             Weds      5th July               6:30pm                 Bristol – Lockleaze


Bath Workshop Dates – New Oriel Hall, Larkhall  

Meltdowns & Shutdowns                      Mon 8th May                     10:00am – 12:30pm

ASD & Challenging Behaviour             Thurs 8th June                  10:00am – 12:30pm

ASD & Socialising                                Fri 9th June                       10:00am – 12:30pm


Workshops are also available in North Wiltshire and across the UK – please check the website for further details :  

PiP and Universal Credit Overview event


There are a lot of changes going on in the world of Welfare Benefits at the moment and so we have asked Sue Lerooth of Citizens Advice Bureau to give Carers an overview of how Personal Independence Payment changes and the introduction of Universal Credit may affect the individuals we support.


This talk is primarily aimed at Carers of people with Learning Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Mental Health conditions however we will open it up to generic carers if there is not sufficient take up.


This event will take place on Thursday May 11th from 10.00am – 12.00pm at Clevedon Town Council Offices, 44 Old Street, Clevedon, BS21 6BU, places are limited so please let Lindsey Churchill (on or 01275 398028) know asap if you would like to attend.

Mencap Wills and Trusts Planning for the Future Event

Thursday 11th May at the Holiday Inn Bond St, Bristol BS1 3LE


To book a place you need to call Mencap on 0207 696 6925 or use this link: