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BASS Autism Services ...includes diagnostic assessments, post-diagnostic support including psycho-education, coping strategies & signposting, advice services... click here to find out more


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:


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

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:

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


People with autism will be exempt from the 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. 


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

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