Parent to Parent service

The Parent to Parent service provided by the National Autistic Society is a UK-wide confidential telephone service providing emotional support to parents and carers of children or adults with autism. Read more »

Alternative Education Company

The AEC has been established with the primary focus of making a sustained difference to the life chances and social, emotional and physical well-being of disaffected young people. Read more »


We work with disabled people and their families. We offer practical support – from information services to education and everyday care. Read more »


Mencap is the leading UK charity working with and for people with a learning disability and their parents and carers. Read more »


We provide a range of services nationally, including advocacy, carer support, crisis services and more. Read more »

United Response

United Response provides a range of services for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs or physical disabilities. Read more »


Opening doors to independent living – the Radar NKS Key, guide and smartphone app. Read more »

Headway Somerset

Headway Somerset is an independent charity, affiliated to Headway UK. We provide social and cognitive rehabilitation for adults with brain injury. Read more »


Cerebra is a unique national charity that strives to improve the lives of children with brain-related neurological conditions. Read more »


Our mission is to help children (aged 6 months to 18 years) with conditions affecting their social, communication and learning abilities. Read more »


Peach is a parent-led charity that promotes Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (EIBI) for young children with autism. 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 »

Taunton Asperger’s Group

Do you care for someone with Asperger’s Syndrome? If so, you may like to know that the Taunton Asperger’s Group meet monthly and has recently been founded by a group of carers in order to provide mutual support and share information. Read more »

BBC DIY SOS: The Big Build

The BBC are keen to hear from families and individuals who would really benefit from having their home transformed, which is often a last port of call for desperate people struggling to cope with a radical change in their life bought on by no fault of their own. Read more »

3D sensory newsletter

3D’s Sensory Newsletter covers topics such as play, support and training as well as accessible space for local carers and families affected by Autism. Read more »

NAS Bristol branch activities

NAS Bristol branch activities provide access for children with autism and their families including the gym, swimming and drop in sessions. Why not pop in for a chat with other parents of children with ASD. Read more »

“One in a Hundred”

Autistica’s 2013 report, shares the experiences of over 1000 parents and individuals with autism. Many families and individuals with autism feel positive about medical research and ninety percent agree that there is a need for a greater scientific understanding. Read more »

DIAL Weston and North Somerset

DIAL (Disability Information Advice Line) Weston and North Somerset is a disabled led voluntary organisation which offers free, impartial and confidential disability information and support to people in the North Somerset area. Read more »


Brainwave provides therapy for children with developmental delay whether caused by cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, genetic disorder or brain injury. Read more »

Short Breaks

The Resources Team, who are the Short Breaks Team consist of Somerset Supporters and the Children’s Autism Outreach Team. Read more »