If you have already been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) you may want to find out how to get information and advice about care and support to make life easier.

If you have not yet been diagnosed, but think you may have Autism Spectrum Condition find out how to get a diagnosis here.

If you are looking after an adult family member or friend with autism, find out about support available for you to keep on looking after the person you care for.

Well Aware

Wellbeing Options supports people in Bath and North East Somerset to live full and independent lives. Here you will find information about local care providers, services and activities, along with links to other useful websites and resources

The aim of the UK government's autism strategy 'Rewarding and Fulfilling Lives' is that: "All adults with autism are able to live fulfilling and rewarding lives within a society that accepts and understands them. They can get a diagnosis and access the support if they need it, and they can depend on mainstream public services to treat them fairly as individuals, helping them make the most of their talents.” 

Read Bath & North East Somerset Council's autism strategy.

 

 

Autism Partnership Group

The Autism Partnership Group oversees the implementation of the strategy.  The Group includes adults with autism, carers, clinicians and practitioners from adult and children's services.  There are Terms of Teference for the Group and meetings take place quarterly.  Minutes are taken at each meeting.

If you are interested in joining the Autism Partnership Group, or would like to know more about the Group, please email autism@bathnes.gov.uk  We would really like to have more involvement from adults with a diagnosis of autism in the work of the Group.

B&NES Autism Self-Assessment 2016

We have been asked by the Department of Health and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Care to complete the 2016 Autism self-assessment.

As in previous years, the assessment also invites us to ask people with Autism living in Bath & North East Somerset and their family Carers to contribute personal accounts of using services in the area.  They ask that accounts are intended to give an impression of the types of experiences people with autism have in relating to everyday situations and public service.  The aim is to illustrate the ways services help or hinder people who experience the world in this particular way.  Any comments published would be anonymous and without indicating the local authority that they came from.

If you would like to provide a personal account or make a comment about your experience of services then please email them to Autism@BATHNES.GOV.UK  by the 11th October.

If you have not yet been diagnosed, but think you may have Autism Spectrum Condition find out how to get a diagnosis here.

Find out about the groups, services and activities available locally in our section on what's on for people with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)

Sign up to the Bath Autism Advice Service (BASS) mailing list to keep up to date on events, training and services.

Read these useful guides on going to visit the doctor and making the most of a visit to your GP

We support Avon and Wiltshire Mental health partnership to provide services  for people with autism. These include specialised one-to-one sessions and more.

The National Autistic Society’s Avon Branch is a support group for parents and carers of adults with autism

Find the information or support you are looking for on Wellbeing Options - a website containing lots of useful information about local care providers, clubs, services and activities, along with links to other useful websites and resources.

  

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