There are many youth clubs, social activities and groups in and around Bristol for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or learning difficulties. Here is a list of those we know of. This list was last updated on 11th June 2021.
AppleShed Inclusive Theatre
An inclusive theatre and drama club for young people with learning difficulties. Click here to learn more
The remit of Auti.Ms is to increase awareness of autism in females. They run some social activities for young women.
Visit their website
Bristol Autism Project
BAP run activities in school holidays for children and young people aged 5-18. Not necessarily a social club, as parents/carers are expected to stay with their children. Click here for more information
Diverse aims to provide social contact and activities for people (aged 16+) who identify as autistic and who often find social interaction and communication difficult. Click here for more information
Elm Tree Farm
Provides opportunities for children and young people with learning disabilities and autism to try new things and experience outdoors learning. Click here to learn more
FACE run a range of groups including The Hangout and Epic Wednesdays for young people aged 13-25. Click here for more information
As of June 2021, Incredible Kids are still running outdoor play sessions for children and young people. They now have a teen session and one for just girls. To find out what’s happening with this, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Misfits are a theatre and social group for people over 18 with learning difficulties. They run a monthly disco at the Trinity Centre. Click here for more information
National Autistic Society Out of School Clubs
NAS Out of School Clubs support young people aged 8-18. They are run in various locations around the city. For more information, please click here
An organisation designed to help and support people with disabilities and additional needs. We organise events, activities, discos and work with other organisations and companies to encourage friendships and fitness. Click here to visit the Nothing Special website
An ASD youth group is held on Tuesday evenings at 65 High Street in Nailsea. Click here for more details.
Off the Record (OTR)
OTR offers mental health support for young people (not just those with SEND) aged 11-25. They run drop-in ‘hubs’ in Bristol and Yate. For more information, please click here
Social Skills Agency
Run a variety of groups designed to help autistic young people gain social skills and confidence. Click here to visit their website
Special Friends Club
Organises a wide range of activities around Bristol. Click here to visit their website
WECIL run a number of groups all around the city including evening youth group sessions for young people aged 13-19. Click here to learn more