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Branches in South West England

Listing of branches in this area


This is a database feed from the

Autism Services Directory , updated every 24 hours.

Our branches provide a local hub where parents, carers and people with autism can get help, access services, support each other and meet other people and families in similar situations.

All our local branches are run by volunteers: please be aware that it may not be possible for your call to be answered straight away.

  • NAS Avon Branch
    Contact Address
    07825 227026, email: Avon@nas.org.uk

    http://nasavonbranch.webeden.co.uk

    Description
    We provide support, information and advice to Autistic adults (including Asperger Syndrome) and to their parents/carers, living and working in the Avon area. 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.


  • NAS Bristol Branch
    Contact Address
    Liesl Lowes, Branch Officer, email: nasbristolbranch@nas.org.uk

    www.nasbranch.org.uk/bristol

    Description

    Bristol Branch aims to support our members, most of whom are parents of people with autism. We provide parent-led exclusive access play opportunities for families with children under 19 years and their siblings. We occasionally have guest speakers on topics related to autism; parents may also borrow books and resources. Some activities need to be booked in advance and for some we request a voluntary donation. All activities are run according to the venue’s conditions of service of use and so some venues may have restrictions on the age and number of children using the venue. Parents or carers must be responsible for their children at all times. You can join the branch via our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/609850685695429 or by sending an email to nasbristolbranch@nas.org.uk




  • NAS Exeter and East Devon ASC Parents and Supporters Group
    Contact Address
    Meg Compton, Group Facilitator, tel: 07804 493534, email: asdparentsexeter@gmail.com

    Description
    NAS East Devon ASC Parents and Supporters Group (formerly known as East Devon ASC Parents and Supporters Group) is a parent group which provides a monthly meeting for mutual support and bi-monthly speakers. Email contact weekdays is preferable.


  • NAS Gloucestershire Branch (formerly Stroud Autistic Support Group)
    Contact Address
    c/o Alderman Knight School, Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 8JJ, tel: 07770 731012, email: gloucestershire@nas.org.uk

    www.nas-gloucestershire.com

    Description

    The Gloucestershire Branch of The National Autistic Society provides help, support and information to families, carers, partners, individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and anyone in the county of Gloucestershire with an interest in autism. The Branch organise regular evening support group meetings where guest speakers are invited to talk about a variety of issues relating to ASDs, monthly informal parent support meetings in Cheltenham (morning) and Tewkesbury (afternoon) during term times, branch newsletter, social activities during school holidays, practical workshops, autism conferences, local telephone and email helpline (daytime) and access to a resource library.




  • NAS Mendip Branch
    Contact Address
    Branch Officer, tel: 07785 950911, email: mendip@nas.org.uk

    Description
    This is a parent support group meeting in Frome once a month to offer information and advice to parents/carers of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).


  • NAS North Somerset Group
    Contact Address
    Ben Nicholas, Branch Chair, email: northsomerset@nas.org.uk

    Description

    NAS North Somerset Group offers support to parents of children or adults who have an autism spectrum condition (ASC). This is in the form of support group meetings held once a month in Portishead. Please email for dates and further information.




  • NAS North Wiltshire Branch
    Contact Address
    Branch Officer, email: northwiltshire@nas.org.uk

    http://www.northwiltsnas.org

    Description

    The NAS North Wiltshire Branch offers support and information for parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or autism spectrum condition (ASC).




  • NAS Plymouth Adult Asperger's Branch
    Contact Address
    Jonathan Wood, Branch Officer, email: paab@nas.org.uk

    www.naspaab.org.uk

    Description

    NAS Plymouth Adult Asperger's Branch (NAS PAAB) offers support to adults with Asperger syndrome and high functioning autism. They provide weekly support meetings, as well as time and space for people to chat. This enables positive social interaction where individuals can achieve a sense of identity. We arrange social events such as walks, barbeques, cinema outings and quiz evenings periodically throughout the year. We also offer information, support and signposting to other services where possible. Please note that this branch is run by volunteers and, due to personal commitments, there may be a delay in them answering your enquiry.




  • NAS Somerset Branch
    Contact Address
    07769 935445, email: somerset@nas.org.uk

    Description

    The group works to promote awareness of autism throughout the community. The group, supporting parents, aims to work with all concerned towards the development of a brighter future in Somerset for those on the autism spectrum, particularly those with Asperger syndrome. The group aspires to support and publicise the policies and programmes of The National Autistic Society (NAS) and those of the education, social and health services in the county. It currently meets on a quarterly basis.




  • NAS South Gloucestershire Branch
    Contact Address
    Ann-Marie Down, Branch Officer, Bristol BS32, tel: 07917 085132, email: southgloucestershire@nas.org.uk

    http://nassouthgloucestershirebranch.webeden.co.uk/

    Description
    The NAS South Gloucestershire Branch offers support to parents and carers of autistic children and young people (including those with a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome or Pathological Demand Avoidance). The branch has an evening support that meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 7pm - 9pm. In addition to this we hold a monthly science club and youth group for children and young people on the autism spectrum. 


  • NAS South Wiltshire Branch
    Contact Address
    Alexandra Boyd, Joint Secretary & Helpline Phone Holder, tel: 07795 368113, email: southwiltshire@nas.org.uk

    http://southwiltshire.webeden.co.uk

    Description
    A group of like-minded people from the autism community making things better for ourselves. Monthly Support meetings are at The Community Space, Tesco, Southampton Road, SP1 2NY, on the first Monday of each month (except bank holidays). Please leave a message on 07795 368113 and someone will return your message. You can find our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/1550682608516612 or put NAS South Wiltshire Branch into the Facebook search bar. The webpage links are http://southwiltshire.webeden.co.uk and www.nasbranch.org.uk/southwiltshire


  • NAS Swindon & District Branch
    Contact Address
    Branch Officer, email: NASSwindon&DistrictBranch@nas.org.uk

    http://www.autism.org.uk

    Description
    The branch provides social events such as fun days, skittles and barbeques and offers information, support and signposting services, as well as having speakers at their meetings. They currently provide a social group for young adults with Asperger syndrome but would like to expand this to have more social groups for a younger age group and another for those lower on the spectrum. The branch's committee is formed of representatives from several well-established local autism-related groups. They are SCAAS (Support for Carers of Adults with Aspergers in Swindon), DASH (Discovering Autistic Spectrum Happiness), a steering group comprising professionals from mental health services and third sector housing and occupational services, as well as service users. In addition, the committee has representatives of parents of autistic adults, and the group for those with younger children on the autism spectrum are also represented.


  • NAS Tavistock and District Asperger Support Group
    Contact Address
    Wendy, Group Chair, email: TavistockandDistrict@nas.org.uk

    http://www.nasbranch.org.uk/tavistockanddistrict

    Description

    NAS Tavistock and District Asperger Support Group (NAS TAD AS Group for short!) became part of the National Autistic Society (NAS) network of local groups and branches in 2014. 

    Our groups are: TAD WAVE - Women with Aspergers Voice Exchange, which is our original group for women only and TAD Carers Group - for parents and carers of those with an ASC.

     These are small, friendly groups and we try and meet monthly in Tavistock for a coffee and a chat. As a group we have three main aims: to provide mutual support of adults with Asperger syndrome and their carers living in the West Devon area; to raise awareness of the needs of adults with Asperger syndrome; and to improve availability of Asperger syndrome information for those living in Devon. 

    We would also like to hear from relevant local professionals and organisations within Devon to share information and encourage good practice.




  • NAS West Cornwall Branch
    Contact Address
    07901 103351, email: westcornwall.info@nas.org.uk

    http://www.nasbranch.org.uk/westcornwall

    Description

    The branch exists to help people with autism and their families. It does this by having open meetings every month with guest speakers where people have the opportunity to meet and support each other. It provides information and ideas in regular newsletters and through access to the branch library. It arranges social events, swimming groups and family trips out. It helps raise autism awareness in the area by organising public events and generating press reports.




  • NAS West Wiltshire Branch
    Contact Address
    Cathy Rossiter and Alexis Harris, Branch Officers, email: naswestwiltshirebranch@nas.org.uk

    Description
    This branch offers support and information for parents and carers of children on the autism spectrum. The group meets on the first Monday of every month 7pm-9pm at The Horse and Groom, Westbury.









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Last updated: 26/09/2017 12:24:27