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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.

Purple Ella Videos

Recently, social media influencer Purple Ella recorded some videos for us about Anxiety, Sensory and Masking. We posted the shortened versions on our social media...

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Who we are – Our Trustees

Our Team Bristol Autism Support is led by the Board of Trustees which is supported by our management team and volunteers. The Trustees oversee the governance...

Who we are – Our Management Team

Jade PageParent Support Manager / Hub LeadJade wears many hats within BAS. She manages the operational side of things, provides parent support and is one of...

Supporting Masking

Masking is very common autistic trait. Masking is where a person will supress ‘autistic’ behaviours and mimic neurotypical behaviours.  It is a survival...

Support for toilet training

Toilet training children can be challenging especially when they have sensory processing differences or demand avoidance. It is very common for some autistic...

Interview with Ahad Vahabzadeh

 In June, DoubleTree Hilton Bristol went above and beyond and ran the Bristol 10k to support us! Some of the BAS team went along to cheer them and one of our...

Avoiding Admissions

Below you will find booklets written by parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities on avoiding admissions. The booklets...

Bristol Autism Support is Growing!

I am thrilled to announce that after a busy period of recruitment we have nine new team members joining us here at Bristol Autism Support. New Team Members 3...

Autism Central – South West Hub

Bristol Autism Support are delighted to announce that we are the Regional Hub for the South West for Autism Central.  This is a new programme, co-designed...

We’re hiring!

Autism Central offers families and carers of autistic people high-quality and easily accessible autism education, training and support through peer educators...

Gender Identity & Neurodivergence

Gender identity is the sense of our own gender.  Many people identify their gender as the same as their biological sex – ‘male’ /...

Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone that is released by the brain to control your daily sleep and wake cycle. It is thought that patterns of melatonin secretion may be...

Financial Support & Cost Savings

The cost of living crisis is making it even harder for many of our families to keep on top of finances. According to Contact families with disabled children...

What is a Sensory Diet?

What is a sensory diet? A sensory diet is a set of activities, and/or accommodations, that can help an autistic person regulate their sensory system. This can...

What support we have for Dads

BAS Dads are welcome to join any BAS events which you will find on our calendar.  However we do have a couple of options that are just for the Dads: In Person...

Why won’t my child sleep?

Some of you reading this are just at the start of your journey, others are years in, but regardless of where you are, your journey is unique and diverse. Every...

Bristol SEND Events

The calendar on this page was launched in January 2023, it is the product of the collaborative efforts of several organisations working to support and empower...

What is Proprioception?

So What is Proprioception? Proprioception is our sense of our bodies and body awareness. It’s what we feel when we contract and stretch our muscles, and...