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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://www.nasbranch.org.uk/avon

    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 Cornwall Branch
    Contact Address
    cornwall.branch@nas.org.uk

    http://nascornwall.webeden.co.uk/

    Description

    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 East Devon Branch (formerly known as NAS East Devon ASC Parents and Supporters Group)
    Contact Address
    Penny Palmer and Ursula Easton-Pool, Group Facilitator, email: exeter@nas.org.uk

    Description
    The NAS Exeter and District Branch originated over five years ago with a Parent Carer Support base.After several venues, we started meeting at the Mill on the Exe, Exeter, 18 months ago. As the group has grown the Mill on the Exe kindly let us use downstairs for meetings.

    Having recently started an NAS Exeter adults group, we’re only continuing to grow.Our parent carer Group meets term time.3rd Thursday of the month.1030-1230 Mill on the Exe, Exeter. EX43AB. We meet downstairs. We respectfully ask that no children over 2 years attend. Please contact us, we don’t want this to be a barrier to supporting you.Our young people and adults group meets term time.3rd MONDAY of the month.1030-1230 Mill on the Exe, Exeter. EX43AB




  • NAS Gloucestershire Branch (formerly Stroud Autistic Support Group)
    Contact Address
    c/o Alderman Knight School, Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 8JJ, 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 North Somerset Group & NAS Out of School Club
    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 Out of School Club are a Social Group for high functioning children and young people with ASC aged 8 to 18 to meet in a safe and caring environment.Join us for giant bubble-making, slime-making, bingo, quizzes, Minion stone-painting and trips to Airhop etc. etc.....  Parents/Carers are responsible for their children for the session and must remain on the premises, but the idea is that it is a good way to meet other people on the same journey!For Club dates or more information contact: northsomerset@nas.org.uk  




  • 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: NASplymouthadultaspergersbranch@nas.org.uk

    http://www.nasplymouthadultaspergersbranch.webeden.co.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.

    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
    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
    Donna Jones, 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.



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