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Branches in South West England

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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:

    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:


    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. 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 or by sending an email to

  • NAS Cornwall Branch
    Contact Address


    The branch exists to help autistic people and their families living in Cornwall. The branch provides support groups in Cornwall and they raise funds in association with other organisations to support the branch to be able to provide outdoor activities, fun days and other support for people with autism and their families.

  • NAS Exeter and District Branch
    Contact Address
    Penny Palmer , Branch Chair, email:

    The NAS Exeter and District Branch originated over seven years ago with a Parent Carer support base. We now meet in the Function Room at the Royal Oak pub in Okehampton Street in Exeter (68 Okehampton St, Exeter EX4 1DY)

    We run three groups a month: Adults on the 3rd Monday of the month, Parents/Carers on the 3rd Thursday of the month, and a second Parents/Carers on the 1st Friday of the month. (These are term - time only).

    Young people from the age of 13 years can attend our adults group as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult. Children are welcome to both of our parent/ carer meets, but remain the responsibility of their parent/carer. We provide a selection of toys for the children.

    During the summer holidays we try to arrange days out for all groups and these will be announced in advance on our social media pages. We also have an annual Christmas lunch meet up with all groups.

  • NAS Gloucestershire Branch (formerly Stroud Autistic Support Group)
    Contact Address
    c/o Alderman Knight School, Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 8JJ, email:


    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 evening support group meetings where guest speakers are invited to talk about a variety of issues relating to ASDs, branch newsletter, social activities during school holidays, email helpline (daytime) and access to a resource library.

  • NAS North Somerset Group
    Contact Address
    Ben Nicholas, Branch Chair, email:


    NAS North Somerset Group offers support to parents of children or adults who have an autism spectrum condition (ASC). For more information, contact:  

  • NAS North Wiltshire Branch
    Contact Address
    Branch Officer, email:


    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:


    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.

    As well as offering support to autistic adults, we also offer a separate support group for parents called Plymouth Parent Support Group. We are a community autism support group, run by parents, for parents and currently supported by the National Autistic Society to help us get started. Our aim is to unite parents of children with autism in Plymouth and the surrounding areas, to inform, signpost and empower them. We share ideas, strategies and experiences, in a safe, private environment free of judgement or criticism. All parents, carers and families of children, young people and adults with autism are welcome.

  • NAS Somerset Branch
    Contact Address
    Branch officer, email:


    At present this branch does not have enough volunteers to be able to respond to individual enquiries. If you need advice you can contact our Autism Helpline on 0808 800 4104 (select Option 2). If you are interested in volunteering with NAS Somerset Branch, please contact Senior Branch Engagement Officer - South-West, If you have any other queries, please forward to

    Many thanks. 

  • NAS South Gloucestershire Branch
    Contact Address
    Donna Jones, Branch Chair, Bristol BS32, email:


    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 SLCN. 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. 

    At the moment we run 4 youth groups per month, 2 family days every year and support groups per month and our bi-annual fundraisers.

    1st Saturday is Game (2 clubs) Session 1 is for 10-13 year olds. Session 2 is for 14-19 year olds.
    2nd Saturday is Science Group for 7-14 year olds.
    3rd Saturday is Drama Group for 7-14 year olds.
    4th Saturday is Variable usually for 2 hours age range varies depending on activity but we do things like, Bowling, Airhop, Graffitti Art, Drumming, Swimming, Climbing, Golf.

    1st Tuesday of every month is Evening Support for 2 hours
    3rd Wednesday of every month is Daytime Support for 2 hours

    Our family days are held at Christmas and in the Summer.

  • NAS South Wiltshire Branch
    Contact Address
    Laura Nicholson, Branch Chair, tel: 07795 368113, email:

    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 or put NAS South Wiltshire Branch into the Facebook search bar. The webpage links are and

  • NAS Tavistock and District Asperger Support Group
    Contact Address


    NAS Tavistock and District Group (NAS TAD for short!) became part of the National Autistic Society 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 autism.

    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 for autistic adults and their carers living in the West Devon area; to raise awareness of the needs of autistic adults; and to improve availability of 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.

Autism Helpline Number: 0808 800 4104
Last updated: 26/09/2017 12:24:27