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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.

SEND Superstars

We asked our parents to nominate the education professionals who had made a huge difference to their child’s life. We had an overwhelming response! We...

Bristol Autism Support Helpline

Do you have a question?  Do you need someone to talk to?  Our Helpline is now open.  Call and speak to one of our advisors on: 07835727394 Leave a message ...

Become a BAS ‘badger’!

A very kind person recently donated money to BAS for the specific purpose of buying these wonderful BAS badges. She wanted a way for BAS parents and carers to...

6-Week Support Blocks

Bristol Autism Support run special 6-week support blocks for specific topics.  Each session of the 6-week course lasts 2 hours and includes a presentation and...

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...

What is autism?

Autism is a lifelong condition that affects things like communication and social interaction. It also has an impact on the way people act and think. People can...

Common autism traits

Here are some common traits of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Not all autistic individuals will have all of these traits; this is a general guide. Social...

Buy BAS 2022 Charity Christmas Cards

Our autism charity Christmas cards are printed on heavy, matt white card stock and blank inside, and feature a festive holly wreath in BAS colours. All profits...

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...

Where does the money go?

Information correct at August 2021.  To find out more up to date information please see: Our supporters – Bristol Autism Support is funded by grants and...

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  ‘statements’...

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. Ordinarily Available...

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