Bristol Autism Support values

Our values

  1. The primary goal of Bristol Autism Support is to bring people together so that we may each share our experiences in order to ease the stress and anxiety that parenting can bring.
  2. Sharing our collective ideas and experiences creates a solid foundation for us to learn and grow as parents and carers of autistic children.
  3. We know that together we are stronger, and that learning from each other empowers us to provide the best opportunities for our children.
  4. The only requirement for BAS membership is that you are a parent or carer of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed.
  5. Confidentiality and respect are at the core of all that we do. Everything said here stays here. We protect the identities and respect the dignity of our children.
  6. Unity is critical to the success of our group. We expect our members to treat each other with compassion, regardless of any personal differences.
  7. We welcome all those who need support, regardless of race, religion, gender or gender identity, sexuality, disability, age or any other distinction. All are welcome here.
  8. Bristol Autism Support has no opinion on outside issues and as such we do not allow negative discussion about professionals, education settings or public bodies.
  9. We are an autonomous, independent organisation. We are not affiliated with any other charity, organisation or public body. We are privately funded by donations.
  10. Bristol Autism Support is run mainly by volunteers.┬áIt has one paid member of staff who, when funds allow, earns below the threshold for Carer’s Allowance.