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All of our posts on the subjects of autism, autistic children, Aspergers, pathological demand avoidance (PDA), autism diagnosis, therapy and more.

Food & the Senses

Autistic people can often have issues with food and eating. What causes these issues can be varied and complex.   If you’re a parent of an autistic child, who eats...

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BAS Carer ID Card Scheme

Bristol Autism Support is a registered charity that provides support and information for parents and carers of autistic children. Our members enjoy a range of...

Our website

Our website is a great resource for parents and carers of autistic children, adults with autism and professionals working in special needs education. Please...

EHCPs: a beginner’s guide

If you are a parent or carer of a newly diagnosed autistic child you have probably heard a lot of talk about EHCPs, or as they used to be called colloquially...

BAS Scoops Diversity Award!

The lockdown achievements of charity Bristol Autism Support (BAS) have been recognised with a prestigious award. The Bristol Diversity Awards named BAS as its...

School support for autistic children

Some parents of autistic children experience difficulties when dealing with schools in terms of getting the right support for their child. Here are the local...

Sensory issues and autism

This is a guest post by Loren Snow, an autistic public speaker and trainer. He is also the creator of Autism Academy, an excellent video library resource. ...

What is PDA?

Have you heard of PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance)? What exactly is it? Is it a type of autism? Might your child have it? What strategies can parents use to...

WhatsApp group rules

Our members have access to the local WhatsApp group for their area. These are unmoderated groups; members of these groups use them at their own discretion...

Start here

If you think that your child may be autistic, or are going through the diagnosis process, or have just or recently received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum...

The importance of autism acceptance

Autism is a developmental, neurological disability. It impacts on how an autistic individual communicates, learns and relates to the world. It can also affect...

Tips for distress behaviours

Many parents who have challenging children think that they are alone in what they are going through. We’ve been supporting parents and carers of autistic...

Heavy work: keep your kids moving!

Proprioception tells us where our body is in space, and in relation to other things. Sometimes, autistic individuals may find this difficult to do. This may...

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