Autism Professionals Awards 2015

The National Autistic Society (NAS) Autism Professional Awards 2015 recognise and reward services and professionals leading the way in innovative autism practice and making a real difference to the lives of people with autism. Read more »

Autism hospital passport

This resource published by the National Autistic Society aims to help people with autism who might need hospital treatment to communicate their needs to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Read more »

Diverse perspectives

This report published by the National Autistic Society explores the challenges for families affected by autism from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in England. Read more »

It involves us

This guidance produced by the National Autistic Society aimes to help local authorities better involve people with autism in their local planning and implementation. Read more »

Think Autism – adult autism strategy

The new autism strategy ‘Think Autism’ sets out a clear programme that government departments will be taking to improve the lives of people with autism, primarily through taking actions that will support local authorities, the NHS, other public services and their partners with their local implementation work. Read more »

Children and Families Bill made into law

The Children and Families Bill, which introduces major changes to the Special Educational Needs (SEN) system in England, received Royal Assent on 13 March. The Act is expected to come into force from September 2014. Read more »

Do something amazing for autism

This video shows staff from the National Autistic Society having fun in their challenges to do something amazing for autism. Why not sign up to have an Amazing Day for Autism this year? Read more »

Autism Professional Awards 2014 shortlist

Congratulations to the 27 shortlisted entrants for this year’s Autism Professional Awards 2014, organised by the National Autistic Society (NAS) to recognise and reward cross-discipline professionals who are leading the way in innovative autism practice. Read more »

Review to strengthen redress for new SEN system

The Government recently announced a review into the redress and complaints arrangements for Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans, part of the sweeping reforms to the English Special Educational Needs (SEN) system being introduced by the Children and Families Bill. Read more »

Finding work

This is a job searching and work preparation handbook for employment professionals and people with autism, including Asperger syndrome. Read more »

Push for Action Christmas update

Mark Lever, Chief Executive, National Autistic Society, provides a Christmas update on the Push for Action campaign and offers his gratitude for all the work that local people have contributed to make it such a success. Read more »

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 »

Passport to individual autism support

The Passport to individual autism support is a simple, at a glance document which explains the communication, sensory and support needs of adults who find it difficult to explain their needs when in stressful situations, such as meetings and interviews. Read more »

Jenson pushes for action

Follow ‘Jenson’ the travelling Push For Action button on his journey across the country to raise awareness for the National Autistic Society campaign, Push For Action. Read more »

Getting on? Growing older with autism

This report sets out the challenges facing people with autism in older age – as related by them and the people who support them. It also makes recommendations on how central and local government can help to meet these challenges to make sure all older adults with autism can live the life they choose. Read more »

NAS Somerset Branch AGM

The theme for this years National Autistic Society Somerset Branch Annual General Meeting is Family and Carers’ Rights. The meeting will be held at Friends Meeting House in Taunton on 14 November 2013. Read more »

Autism Strategy Review South West meeting

As part of the Government’s Review, Autism Plus, the Autism Alliance and the National Autistic Society, have been commissioned to carry out focus groups and meetings looking into different issues related to the Autism Strategy. A meeting in the South West is planned for 3 October 2013 in Bridgwater. Read more »

Avon Branch AGM

Information from the National Autistic Society Avon Branch AGM which took place on 10th June and included Mark Lever, CEO of the NAS. 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 »

NAS South West Area Member’s Event 2013

Access presentations and papers from this year’s National Autistic Society (NAS) South West Area Member’s event. This includes Carol Povey, Director of the Centre for Autism, NAS, with an overview of the latest NAS work and an update on the Autism in Maturity Project. Read more »

Clinical Psychologist shares thoughts with Somerset members

The Somerset NAS branch has embarked on an initiative to collect as much evidence as possible of the need for support services in Somerset. This will be used to guide the county autism strategy and the design of support services for those with Autism and similar conditions and their families. 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 »

Consultation about Specialist Autism Teams

The National Autistic Society is currently working with researchers at The University of York to determine the effectiveness of specialist teams in supporting adults with autism. Have your say by competing a short survey. Read more »

Autism in maturity project

Autism in Maturity is a new National Autistic Society project to support adults with autism (including Asperger syndrome) as they move into middle and older age. Read more »