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Support for parents and carers of children with ASD

There are many services and support options for parents and carers of autistic children in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BaNES and North Somerset. We’ve compiled this list to help you find support quickly.

Bristol

Bristol Autism Support

Bristol Autism Support
We provide a wide range of in-person and virtual support for parents and carers of autistic children living in BS postcodes. We are the only charity providing autism-specific support in the area.
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Telephone: 07887 452164
Email: enquiries@bristolautismsupport.org

Autism Independence
Supporting mainly Somali families and those from ethnic minority backgrounds to navigate the world of autism support.
Click to visit their Facebook page

The Autism Page
An exceptional website run by Keynsham mum Jade Page, full of useful advice about autism, therapies, reviews and more.
Click here to visit website
Click here to visit Facebook group

Bristol Parent Carers
For families with children and young adults with disabilities and special needs. Their goal is to work in partnership with authorities in Bristol to shape the services provided for our children and ourselves. They run several support groups; see their website for details.
Address: The Phoenix Enterprise Centre, Russell Town Avenue, Easton, Bristol BS5 9LT
Telephone: 0117 9396645 ext 204
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Carer’s Support Centre
General support for carers, including practical and emotional support, support to complete parent carer assessments, advice, information and signposting. They help to run support groups for parent carers.
Helpline: 01179 965220
Click here for contact form
Click to visit website

Disabled Children’s Team
The Disabled Children Service provides a range of assessments and services for children with disabilities. These include support for you and your family, short breaks, occupational therapy assessments and more.
Address: Knowle West Health Park
Telephone: 0117 903 8250
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Khaas
Khaas provides services to children with special needs, their siblings and their families from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Telephone: 0117 955 4070
Email: khaas_bristol@yahoo.co.uk
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Supportive Parents
Supportive Parents are what is called a SENDIAS – Special Education Needs Disability Independent Advice and Support – service. They mainly deal with education issues. In Bristol, they offer support through Bristol Parent Carers (see above).
Helpline: 01179 897725
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South Gloucestershire

Incredible Kids
IK run wonderful play sessions for children with disabilities from their current location in Kingswood. Alongside their play offering, staff are extremely knowledgeable and can support parents with a wide range of issues.
Click here to visit their website

Jigsaw Thornbury
Jigsaw is a wonderful charity that provides regular activities such as a lending library, support groups and holiday parties.  They also run bookable events in the holidays and after school.
Telephone: 01454 416381
Click here to visit website

National Autistic Society South Glos Branch
NAS South Glos runs support groups for parents and carers and a wide range of excellent activities for children and young people. 
Click here to visit their website

South Glos Parents and Carers (SGPC)
SGPC helps to improve services for our children and families living in South Gloucestershire. They provide informal support for parents and carers who have a child with any Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) from physical disabilities to social communication, anxiety to learning disabilities, etc.
Telephone: 01454 501009
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Supportive Parents
Supportive Parents are what is called a SENDIAS – Special Education Needs Disability Independent Advice and Support – service. They mainly deal with education issues. In Bristol, they offer support through South Glos Parents & Carers (see above).
Helpline: 01179 897725
Click to visit website

Carer’s Support Centre
General support for carers, including practical and emotional support, support to complete parent carer assessments, advice, information and signposting. They help to run support groups for parent carers.
Helpline: 01179 965220
Click here for contact form
Click to visit website

Bath and North East Somerset

Butterflies Haven
Butterflies Haven offers support for parents and carers of children and young autistic people, with or without a diagnosis. They run various activities for both children and parents, offering practical and emotional support.
Telephone: 07595 089287
Email: butterflies.haven@hotmail.com
Click to visit their Facebook page

FACES
FACES is a support group for families of autistic children. They run a weekly support / social group at the Percy Centre.
Email: info@facesautismsupport.org.uk
Click here to visit their website

North Somerset

For Parents by Parent Autism Support Group
This is a Facebook-run group that also has coffee mornings.
Click here to visit group

North Somerset Autism Support Group
Online support group for parents and carers.
Click here to visit group

Supportive Parents
Supportive Parents are what is called a SENDIAS – Special Education Needs Disability Independent Advice and Support – service. They mainly deal with education issues. They run support groups in North Somerset; see website for details.
Helpline: 01179 897725
Click to visit website

North Somerset Parent Carers Working Together
NSPCWT helps to improve services for our children and families living in North Somerset. They provide informal support for parents and carers who have a child with any Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) from physical disabilities to social communication, anxiety to learning disabilities, etc.
Telephone: 07434 678832
Click here to learn more

Springboard Opportunity Group
Springboard is essentially a childcare provider for children with additional needs aged 0-5. They also provide a great deal of parent/carer support.
Email: info@springboardweb.org.uk
Click here to visit website

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