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Autism Youth Clubs and Groups in Bristol

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Youth clubs and groups are available for children and young people diagnosed with autism and related conditions in Bristol and surrounding areas. Please contact the individual organisers for more information.

The Social Skills Agency
The Social Skills Agency offers social skills learning programmes for children and young people who struggle with social communication. SSA specialises in supporting children and teenagers with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and high-functioning autism (HFA). Social skills learnt in the groups may include: turn taking, sharing, negotiation and compromising, understanding multiple perspectives and friendships. Through drama clubs, music groups, film clubs, comics and much more, children and teenagers practice social learning and consolidate their social skills in a safe and positive environment. There is a cost for this activity.
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Bristol Autism Project
Bristol Autism Project provides supported holiday activities for autistic children and young people, aged 5-18 years and their siblings of any age. Access to the service is by self-referral as they are an early intervention, preventative service.
The project runs two groups: Under-11’s for autistic children aged 5-11 years and their siblings and over-11’s for autistic children aged 11-18 years and siblings. All activities arranged are publicised to project members and booked by personal request.
A range of activities are offered, some with exclusive access, but mainly with supported access to community-based leisure activities. All sessions are supervised and supported by casual staff but parents are ultimately responsible for their own children. Activities are free of charge.
Age range: 5-18 years and their siblings of any age
Address: CYPS, Disabled Children’s Team, Knowle West Health Park, Downton Road, Bristol BS4 1WH
Telephone: 01179 038250
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NAS Out of School Clubs
Provides Out of School Clubs held weekly for autistic/Aspie children and young people for approximate ages eight to 18 years. The aim of the club is to enhance social and living skills. Click here to see full flyer.
Address: Various
Telephone: 07771 808247

Bristol Phab
Phab is a national charity that organises social events for children and adults of all ages and abilities. A group of student committee members have set up University of Bristol Phab for disabled people aged 16-25. Come along and have fun with Bristol University students of the same age in an inclusive environment.
There will be a diverse programme of activities such as film nights, arts and crafts or quizzes and games. Of course, siblings and friends in the same age range are also welcome. Phab club nights occur fortnightly (21st February, 7th and 21st March, 25th April and 9th May).

Special Friends Club
SFC provides support for families of children with special needs by organising a wide variety of activities that can be shared and enjoyed by the whole family. Registration is required to join.
Address: PO Box 3276, Bristol BS6 9LW
Telephone: 07707 632470
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Time2Share offers a wide variety of social groups for teenage autistic children.
Address: Various
Telephone: 01179 9415868
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The WECIL charity runs disability youth clubs in Hartcliffe and Southmead.
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Telephone: 01179 479911
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Young & Free Charity
A “buddying” and befriending service for disabled young people with physical and sensory impairments aged 16-25 in the Bristol area. As well as group wide events in a range of locations, they can also offer a social outlet on a 1:1 basis which they actively encourage.
Telephone: Laura Whittle – 07468 524364
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