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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  

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 : 

Celebration Day for people with learning disabilities

Friday June 16th, 11am-4pm at Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol BS2 0NW


Please see the flyer for info on this great sounding event that is happening in Bristol during carers week.

Nightrider Bristol is back for 2017!

Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd July


This is a one-day charity ride with a difference. It's at night! Nightrider is all about getting together with your friends, family or work colleagues and taking on a challenge together in a entertaining way. This is not a timed ride, it’s not a sportive, it’s all about having a good time together, seeing the sights and raising funds.


Full details on the NAS website:

Disability Employment Event at the following Job Centres:

  • Kingswood Job Centre on Wednesday 28th June, 10am - 12 noon

  • Yate Job Centre on Wednesday 5th July, 10am - 12 noon


As you will see from this flyer, Kingswood and Yate Jobcentres are running an event for people with long term health conditions and disabilities. The focus of the event is to encourage people with disabilities to see themselves as employable and to highlight all the support and help that is available to them.

Carers Week is the week of Monday 12th June.


Details of activities at the Carers Support Centre, who give support to carers living in Bristol & South Glos, are shown on their website, including an Open Meeting on Thursday 15th June, 10.30 am to 1 pm. Find details here:

Autism South West Network - Understanding Sensory Differences


9.30-11.30am on Friday 23rd June at Longwell Green Primary School, Ellacombe Road, BS30 9BA

5.00-7.00pm on Thursday 29th June (repeat session) at Raysfield Infants School, Finch Road, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6JE


Please see the attached flier for all the details. The events are being held in Primary Schools, but they are open to all parent/carers, whatever the age of the person they support, including those over 18.


If you wish to attend, please contact Claire Phillips direct on email: or tel: 01454 868598

Dragon Boat Race Sunday 18th June at Bristol Harbourside


We're fast approaching that time of year when a crew of intrepid rowers push off to raise funds for our young adult carers.


This year's boat 'YAC Attack' is crewed by a gang of young adult carers, staff, adult carers and their friends. This mixture of experienced and novice dragon boaters will be doing their best to battle through the rounds and claim glory - or at the very least hold a straight line and have a good laugh!


If you're not already involved do come down to the Harbourside and cheer the team on. It's scientifically proven that cheering boosts rowing performance..... honestly!! Their first race is at 10am and you will find our gazebos near the Cottage Inn. And anyway it's a great day out.


Please share this link to our just giving page with anyone you can think of. Thank you on behalf of the rowers and Young Adult Carers