Weston Bay

A new and bespoke residential training facility for people on the autism spectrum has now been opened by Weston College, the first of its kind in the UK. Read more »

Asperger’s redefined

Previously recognised subcategories of autism, including Asperger’s Syndrome, are omitted as separate categories from the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V) of Mental Disorders. Read more »

Self injury project

A team of researchers from the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham conducted a survey of parents and carers of people with autism and learning disabilities in order to find out more about self-injury. Read more »

Push For Action

The NAS campaign,’Push for Action,’ will involve campaigners at a local and national level to call for accelerated delivery and improved local implementation of the adult autism strategy to ensure adults with autism get the support they need. Read more »

NAS Avon Newsletter

The National Autistic Society (NAS) newsletter publishes information from the branch support group for parents and carers of adults with Autism / Asperger Syndrome. Find out about special events organised such as a train rides with live music. Read more »

Getting the support you want?

Fancy a coffee and a chat to find out how a Person Centred Plan could help you and the person you care for? If so, come along to one Somerset County Council’s events. Read more »