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Social groups - NB Information below may not currently be accurate


Groups may not be able to meet during the restrictions imposed due to the Coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic.  Check with the relevant organisation.  


Diverse has some online groups taking place at the moment and will start other groups eg walking and the pub group when allowed to do so - visit their website or facebook page for details.  


Other organisations may have online groups too - Check their websites or facebook page.

Diverse (which has evolved from the Bristol Asperger Social Group) is a social and support network for adults 16+ that identify as Autistic. They cover the Avon area - Bristol, Bath, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire


Diverse Groups:

  • Bristol Walking Group

  • Bristol Singing Group

  • Bristol Pub Group & Games Group

  • Bristol Cinema Group

  • Bristol Music Event


New Groups in November:

  • WSM Arts and Crafts Group

  • WSM Role Playing, D & D and Gaming Group


More Groups coming soon….

  • Understanding your Autism - to be held in Bath area

  • Yate Cinema Group

  • Bristol Arts & Crafts Group


For more information including where and when the groups are next meeting, please look on the Diverse Facebook page


Any questions or ideas for your own group, please email: Marie - [email protected] or Harry - [email protected]


Bristol Autistic Girls Group: This is a group for autistic women take a look at our Facebook page to find out what we are all about.

'BRISTOL UMBRELLA SINGERS' a NEW Autistic & LD Friendly Choir.  


Sessions will run weekly (term time only) 10.30am - 11.30am,The Old Library, Muller Rd, Eastville, Bristol, BS5 6UQ.      

The choir will be run by myself, Kate, a music leader with experience of working with the LD & Autistic community in Bristol.

Each session will be £3.50 (with a 10% discount if the whole term is paid in advance) Carers are free, and the choir will run in term time only.


We will be learning vocal warm ups and songs with actions and harmony with a view to doing public performances-

There is a café at the venue which open's at 10am and will be open to use after the session.


To reserve a space call Kate on 07800 965 803 Please do ring if you have any questions or would like to talk about a service user's suitability for this activity.


Please note - The Old Library is accessible for wheelchair users but currently does not have a disabled toilet.

Do feel free to share this email and flyer with anyone who you think would be interested in coming along to the choir!


You can also like us on our facebook page:   Bristol Umbrella Singers  

NAS North Somerset Branch:


Walking group

Frequency: Monthly, usually Saturday at 10:30am

The group meet at the Lynx centre, Lynx Crescent Weston-super-Mare approx. 10.30am, they then drive to the destination, walk and have lunch at a local pub before returning to the centre.  £5.00 subs and any extra money to pay for lunch at the local pub.


Adult Activity Group

When: last Wednesday of month, at 6-8pm

These activities are arranged on a monthly basis and include going out for a meal, skittling, go karting, laser quest, games night and quiz nights.  This takes place on the last Wednesday of every month £5 sub required plus extra money for snacks or meal if that is what the Activity is.


If you are interested in going along to either the Walking Group or Activity group please contact Lena Perry at [email protected]

Autism Social Club in Thornbury 


We are inviting any autistic people, parents and carers and for people interested in meeting and socialising, with people with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), to attend a board games evening, in order to launch a new social club.


For further information please contact Robert Graham, email: [email protected]


Transport to Thornbury: there is regular T1/T2 First Bus Services, from Bristol Bus Station and the Center, towards Thornbury the Plain, which is a mere 5 minutes walk to the venue (Hawkes House). Otherwise there are regular 77 bus services from Yate.

New carers theatre group | Carers Support Centre


After the launch of other successful activity groups, we are now introducing a theatre group for carers.. This is an opportunity to take some time out and meet with like-minded people. 6 times a year a trip to a local theatre will be organised – it is free to sign up for the vents bulletin.

Auti.Ms... not just for boys


We are a Bristol based charity designed to raise awareness of the way that autism presents in females.


The committee of first came together in the early months of 2019 after Sophie McInnes published her story on social media.  As individuals we each read her story and felt like she was describing the life experiences of either ourselves or our loved ones. As a group, we decided that it was time for change. … and Auti.Ms was born.


We are 5 Bristol based ladies whose lives have all been touched by autism. Two of us have, or are awaiting our own diagnosis and 3 of us are mums to autistic daughters.



A Different Perspective CIC


Lauren Smith has set up a Community Interest Company - A Different Perspective CIC;


On her facebook page she says:


"I hold a monthly social group for young people with autism aged 13-30 in North Somerset and deliver training to a range of parents and professionals. The core aspect of my work is to develop individual’s self-esteem, confidence and independence in the community and the setting they are in, whether this be school, college/university or employment and to promote understanding of autism to improve people's experiences, particularly within education."


Details of her organisation are shown on their website and facebook page: