Bristol Autism Support (BAS) is a registered charity providing information, support and training for parents and carers of autistic children in BS postcodes. We believe the need for our support is self-defining. Parents and carers do not need a diagnosis for their child in order to access our services. Bristol Autism Support is also the South West Regional Hub for the Autism Central Peer Education Programme.
What we do
- We create a wide range of opportunities for parents and carers of children with autism to connect with each other. Our strong community helps give parents and carers the knowledge needed to help them better support the children they look after. Click here to learn about our current service offering.
- We provide clear, relevant information about autism to parents and carers. By doing so, we hope to improve the futures and outcomes of autistic children. We use this website, our Facebook page and email to signpost information about local and national services and support. As much as possible, we share the voices of autistic adults because we know they are best placed to teach us about our children.
- We provide volunteering opportunities that enable parents, carers and autistic young people to gain skills and improve confidence.
- BAS is a membership organisation; some of our services are available only to our members. This enables us to deliver a high quality, tailored services. Membership is free and comes with a wide variety of benefits. Click here to learn more and become a member.
BAS is a registered charity, number 1186287. We exist to serve the local autism family community. As a registered charity, our annual accounts are a matter of public record and can be viewed via the Charity Commission website.
The Queens Award for Voluntary Service
In 2022 we were awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service, an extremely high accolade for our work and the quality of the services we provide.
Who we are
Our Team – Click to find out more about our Team
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What we’re not
Bristol Autism Support is an independent, registered charity. We are not affiliated with any other charities or organisations. We are not:
Bristol Autism Team Education Hub, which is part of Bristol City Council. Click here to learn more about this team.
Bristol Autism Project, which provides activities for children diagnosed with autism. This is run by FACE Filton. Click here to visit their website