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What is autism?



Useful Links and Contacts



Facebook Group - Closed group.


Twitter Feed


Latest email


General information 


National Autistic Society:


National Government


SEND Guide for Parents and Carers


SEND Code of Practice  - explains the duties of local authorities, health bodies, schools and colleges to provide for those with special educational needs.


Local Authority


Bath & NE Somerset Council 


Homepage for Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND):


Searchable resource for services and support: 


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.


Local Support


National Autistic Society Local Branches.


National Autistic Society Local Services


Butterflies-Haven. Support group based in Keynsham

Bristol Autism Support


Bath & NE Somerset Carers' Centre - helping those who care for others with expert advice, breaks from caring, emotional support and understanding.


Bath and NE Somerset Autism Advice Service (for adults)



Support and Training for Parents


Fosse Way School Support Services for Parents 


Fosse Way School Training Courses for Parents



Local Activities


Nick Dewfall (walking football)


Wheels for All Cycling:


Time2Share socal events:


Bath Rugby Foundation Inclusive After School Sports Club


Bath Area Play Project


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):


National Autistic Society pages on EHC Plans


SEND Partnership Factsheets



Local Specialist Schools


State Schools


Three Ways School, Bath


Margaret Coates Centre, Bath


Fosse Way School, Radstock (with satellite provision for pupils with Aspergers at nearby mainstream Norton Hill School)


Mendip School (Radstock for 2015/6 until new buildings completed. Then in Shepton Mallet for 2016/7)



Priory Group Schools


North Hill House, Frome 


Newbury Manor, Frome

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