What is autism?
Useful Links and Contacts
Facebook Group - Closed group.
National Autistic Society: www.autism.org.uk
Bath & NE Somerset Council
Homepage for Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND): www.bathnes.gov.uk/localoffer
Searchable resource for services and support: www.rainbowresource.org.uk
SEND Partnership (formerly Parent Partnership): Source of free confidential and impartial information, advice and support about matters relating to special educational need or disability, including health and social care.
Family Information Service: There to answer enquiries about a range of family related issues, childcare, parenting support, benefits, schools and more.
Butterflies-Haven. Support group based in Keynsham
Bath & NE Somerset Carers' Centre - helping those who care for others with expert advice, breaks from caring, emotional support and understanding.
Support and Training for Parents
Nick Dewfall (walking football) www.twitter.com/nickdfitness
Wheels for All Cycling: www.bathnes.gov.uk/wheelsforall
Time2Share socal events: www.time2share.org.uk
Bath Area Play Project: http://www.bapp.org.uk/
Little Theatre Cinema - occasional autism-friendly screenings.
Dimensions - autism friendly screenings in Odeon, Vue and Cineworld cinemas.
Statutory Advice and Guidance
Assistance with the process of applying for an Education, Heal;th and Care (EHC) Plan (formely known as a Statement of Special Needs) to unlock additional support in school.
Independent Parental Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA): www.ipsea.org.uk
Local Specialist Schools
Mendip School (Radstock for 2015/6 until new buildings completed. Then in Shepton Mallet for 2016/7)
Priory Group Schools