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Special Friends Club
Special Friends Club is a charity operating throughout the City of Bristol and South Gloucestershire and run by parent volunteers. The charity provides support for families of children with special needs by organising a wide range of activities and social opportunities that can be shared and enjoyed by the whole family. There is usually a waiting list for this great club. To join you need to download an application form from the website.
NAS Bristol Branch
NAS Bristol welcome members from neighbouring counties / areas (South Glos, BANES, N. Somerset) to join both our Online Parent support Group and join in our events.
NAS Bristol Branch arrange parent led play opportunities for young people (up to 19 years) with Autism* in Bristol. NAS Bristol organise at least 1 event per month, things such as swimming, climbing, park meet-ups, trampolining and trips out to local attractions. Where possible, siblngs are also welcome to participate in our events. Activities are for NAS Bristol members and are advertised primarily through our closed Facebook Group and Email. Booking may be required.
* A confirmed Autism diagnosis is not essential to access NAS Bristol events and activities.
Incredible Kids aims to provide play and support services to families with a child with a disability or additional need. They aim to reduce inequality and social isolation, aiming to be incredible!
Sessions run on a Saturday and after school club twice a week (Tuesday & Friday). They also aim to run sessions during the school holidays.
A Safe Space for families of children with additional needs to play & socialise.
Group sessions Saturdays 1:30pm-4:30pm Thursdays 4pm-6pm.
A new group providing a friendly and supportive place for parents and carers to take their children within school hours.
Our sessions give parents and carers the opportunity to simply enjoy their children in an accommodating environment and meet up with others in a similar situation. We are open to anyone whether their child has a diagnosis, disability, medical or social need.
Suitable for pre-schoolers.
We offer a range of events, socialising opportunities, support and information, signposting and the JIGSAW Lending Library.
All events are open to parents, siblings and children with additional needs.
NAS South Glos
We organise activities for children and young people with autism as well as supporting their parents in the form of local groups that provide support and information.
This club usually takes place on the last Friday in the month and is for children aged 7 - 16. This club will be for those who have a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome/high functioning autism. This club is only for young people living in South Gloucestershire.
This club is for children with Aspergers or high functioning autism, ages 6-14. It is essential that we keep group numbers to less than 12. As the group has been very successful we are unable to open this up to siblings because of a limit on numbers permitted to use the room. It runs on one saturday a month
Make It Mentoring (MIM)
MiM meets the needs of Young People through fun, recreational activities. Providing advice, guidance and support to Young People, one-to-one, in small groups, and in Youth Clubs.
Pucklechurch Youth Group
Open access youth club for young people aged 11-19, Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm. Pucklechurch Community Centre, Abson Road, Pucklechurch
Bradley Stoke Girls Group
Open access youth club for young women aged 11-16, Tuesdays 7-9pm. Jubilee Centre, Savages Wood Rd, Bradley Stoke, BS32 8HL.
Phone: 07722 911902
KIDS runs a youth group for young disabled people aged living in South Gloucestershire. It’s an opportunity for young disabled people to relax, have fun, socialise and try new things. Young disabled people aged 12 to 18.
Phone: 01179 476111
Face | Foundation for Active Community Engagement
FACE is a registered youth & community charity based in Filton, running regular activities for people aged 7+years! For children and young people this includes youth clubs, dance workshops, residentials, trips, accreditation schemes, Youth Councils, volunteering, 1-2-1 support, and work in/with local schools and colleges.
The first group is for young people aged 11-15years, and this meets Thursdays 5.30-7pm. This is a small group which is focused on building confidence, social skills, relationship building, trying new activities, and having fun! This is a great stepping stone into our later session once young people approach the age of 16.
The second session is for those aged 16+ and meets 7.30-9.30pm. We do not have an upper age limit for this session and encourage people to come throughout their adult life if they wish. This group is more focused on building self-esteem, resilience, having wider opportunities, developing independence skills and also on having fun!
Phone: 0117 9691938