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NAS Bristol Branch

A Branch of the National Autistic Society

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Supporting Families Living With Autism In Bristol

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Findability; Bristol's Local Offer


Here you can find local information, help and support for children and young people with special educational needs or a disability (SEND).

Council For Disabled Children


We are the only National body that brings together the diverse range of organisations that work with and for disabled children to support the development and implementation of policy and practice.


Phone: 0207 843 1900                                                                                            




IPSEA is a national charity providing free legally based advice to families who have children with special educational needs. All our advice is given by trained volunteers.

Are you a parent of a child with special needs? Do you have problems with their education?

IPSEA's trained volunteers give free, legally based independent advice and support in England and Wales. Our help lines can be busy as we generally have just one or two volunteers covering them.


General Advice Line: 0800 018 4016  

Tribunal Help Line: 0845 602 9579



The law for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities has recently changed under the Children and Families Act. Statements of SEN will gradually be transferred to Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans.  


During this transitional period, it is the job of Independent Supporters to help parents and young people understand, be supported and feel confident throughout these changes.


KIDS is providing the Independent Supporters Service across a number of areas.

Supportive Parents


Supportive Parents is a charity providing information and support to families of children with any type of special educational need (SEN) from 0-19 years in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.    

NAS Education Rights Service


Our Education Rights Service provides impartial, confidential information, advice and support on education rights and entitlements for parents and carers of pre-school and school-age children with autism to help them get the educational support their child needs.’                                                                                                                                  


Call: 0808 800 4102  Leave a message on our answering service and we will call you back (free from landlines and most mobiles).  



We offer a free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on Special Educational Needs (SEN). We concentrate on helping people to find their way through the legal and procedural maze which is so daunting to so many who try to obtain satisfactory provision for a child’s special needs.                                                                                                              


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Some children with a diagnosis of Autism may require extra help to access education. From schools providing additional classroom support to obtaining an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for your child - here are some organisations there to help support you and your child with Special Educational Needs (SEN).


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