Support for people with Autism 

Support for people with Autism 

Support for people with autism, how we’re making Bristol an autism friendly city, information on the Bristol Autism Strategy and Autism Forum 


Autism is a lifelong condition that affects how a person communicates with and relates to others.

The National Autistic Society website has information on:

  • what autism is
  • diagnosing autism

Support for adults with autism

The Bristol Autism Spectrum Service (BASS) offers support and advice for adults with autism about:

  • housing
  • education
  • relationships
  • job coaching

They meet every Friday from 12.30pm to 4.30pm at the Create Centre, B Bond, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN.

You can:

  • drop in for the advice service 
  • book a one to one session with a member of the Bristol Autism Spectrum Service team for help with a specific issue

They run support group.

To find out more:

Support for carers of adults with autism

Find information about support for carers on our carers page.

The National Autistic Society Avon branch offers support to carers of adults with autism.

Support for children and young people with autism

We have a range of services that support children and young people with autism and their parents. 

Find out more on the: 

The National Autistic Society Bristol branch offers support to parents or carers of children with autism.

How the council is making Bristol an autism friendly city

We’re working to make Bristol an autism friendly city through:

Bristol Autism Forum

The Bristol Autism Forum oversees the how the Bristol Autism Strategy is carried out and gives autistic people a chance to have a say. It reports to the Health and Wellbeing Board.

The forum members include:

  • people with autism
  • carers of people with autism
  • clinicians 
  • practitioners who work with people with autism
  • commissioners from the council and NHS

To join the Bristol Autism Forum or find out more, email autism.forum@bristol.gov.uk.

Bristol Autism Forum terms of reference (pdf, 50KB) (opens new window)

Forum meeting dates

  • Thursday 7 November 2019, 1pm to 3pm, City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

Minutes from the Autism Forum meetings