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Welcome to our NAS Avon Branch website

We provide support, information and advice to Autistic adults (including those who have Asperger Syndrome) and to their parents/carers, living and working in the Avon area. Professionals are welcome to contact us too.

 

People on our mailing list are given: details of branch activities, information on events of interest, details of consultations for proposed changes in services, information on research or opportunities to participate in surveys and research and other useful information.

 

Please contact the Branch Officer, Diana Elliott with any questions or to be added to this mailing list on email: [email protected] or mob: 07825 227026.

Just a reminder that the NAS and Mencap have hospital passports that can help with any hospital or other health visits.

These can be reached on:

 

https://www.autism.org.uk/about/health/hospital-passport.aspx

https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/health/health-guides

 

On the Mencap link, there is also access to their Coronavirus Grab & Go Form, which they recommend to use alongside the hospital passport for people with a learning difficulty and/or autism.  

Take a look at the latest events including our local community express group.... Currently offering Live-streaming gigs!  

for details click here

We promote lots of ways for you to get involved in with research, government shemes and consultations, organisations gethering information to support you... etc - please take a look

Well aware

NAS Avon Branch is looking for a new website editor - Are you passionate about improving support to families affected by autism in your local area? Do you have good IT skills? Do you have half an hour each week to give? If you are interested we would like to hear from you! Please contact Diana Elliott, Branch Officer on: [email protected] or mob: 07825 227026

World Autism Awareness Week 2020

 

Milestones was planning to organise an event at The Vassall Centre during WAAW on Tuesday 31st March

Due to the current health advice on Coronavirus this was POSTPONED.  

During the period of restrictions imposed due to the Coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic

most Events are cancelled/postponed - please check with relevant organisation

 

For NAS advice on Coronavirus, please visit the NAS website:

https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus.aspx

Well Aware... can help you to find all services and organisations for health and well being and support in Bristol and South Gloucestershire and they cover a huge range of topics... take a look at their information

EXEMPTION FROM WEARING FACE COVERINGS ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES

People with autism will be exempt from new rules insisting everyone must wear a face covering on public transport and in other public places.

 

For advice on this which is on the NAS website: click here

That page of information can be printed and carried by autistic people to share with transport staff if they are asked why they are not wearing a face covering.

 

The NAS 'I am autistic card' can also be downloaded free and printed, should that be considered helpful too.  

https://www.autism.org.uk/products/resources/alert-cards.aspx

 

The link below is to information on the First Bus website:

https://www.firstgroup.com/help-and-support/coronavirus-information/face-coverings

On this page there is an exemption card which can be downloaded and printed, or a screen shot taken on a mobile phone.