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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.

Some useful terms in the autism world

Police Passport A police passport is a document ensure that if police are called out to support you or your child/patient they will be aware of you/your Childs...

What are Police Passports?

POLICE PASSPORT What a police passport is and looks like varies from area to area but should have the same aim wherever you are. The aim of a police passport...

Services for Autistic Adults in Bristol

Bristol is a vibrant city with lots going on.  So it makes sense that they’d also be a lot going on for autistic adults. However, we all know how hard it...

What are Hospital Passports?

A Hospital Passport is a short 2-4 page document designed to help autistic people communicate their needs to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals...

Welcome to Bristol Autism Support

Bristol Autism Support (BAS) is a peer to peer support charity for parents and carers of autistic children in Bristol and the surrounding area. No diagnosis is...

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...

BAS Support Blocks

Bristol Autism Support run special support blocks for specific topics.  Each session includes a presentation and time for discussion. No diagnosis is required...

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...

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...