National Autistic Society Avon Branch
We provide support, information and advice to Autistic adults (including Asperger Syndrome) and to their parents/carers, living and working in the Avon area. Professionals are welcome to contact us too.
Frome Autistic Support Team
A friendly parent support group that meets the last Wednesday of the month (term time only)
12.30-2.30pm The Key Centre, Christchurch School, Frome, BA11 2BN
The group is mainly aimed at parents who have children with autism (with or without a diagnosis). Parents are welcome to join us for a chat and offer support over refreshments. Contact Sarah for more details
Keyring Employment Hub
Keyring employment Hub The Cheese and Grain every Thursday from 2pm to 5pm
Develop your CV search for jobs including volunteering.
The Somerset Autism Community Network is dedicated to the needs of all those with an interest in Autism, linking the interests of families, statutory agencies, public and private providers of health and social care.
Autism Wessex provides Peer Support Groups for adults with Aspergers. People from Mendip can attend these group but they are based in Bournemouth, Dorset or Poole. Call the number below and ask for the Information and Advice Service and they can let you know when the groups run or see website link.
If anyone knows of groups for adults with Aspergers in Mendip, please contact Health Connections Mendip so we can include it on this list.
Mendip Autism Support Group
(MASG) is a local parent run support group for parents/carers of children diagnosed with or having a suspected autistic spectrum condition.
Support is provided through monthly (term time) meetings with tea, coffee and a chat. The meetings are informal and provide support through shared experiences, advice and sign posting to agencies that may be of help.
We also run family events during the school holidays to encourage the children/siblings to socialise, learn new skills that encourage independence and promote self-esteem. Please see Facebook link and we will update contact details when we find them.
PATCH – Support group for parents and carers of children or adolescents with mental health needs
This support group is for ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Eating Disorders, Emotional Behaviour Problems etc.
We meet the 2nd Monday of every month, at The Redbrick Building, Morland Enterprise Park, Morland Road, Glastonbury BA6 9FT 10:00am-12:00 noon, Call Ally Pomeroy to check first.