BASS Autism Services for Adults

Who we are

BASS Autism Services for Adults provide a service to adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and professionals and carers who support them.

There are allocated services for four geographical areas: Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset (BANES), North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

The service has been running in Bristol since 2009, in 2013 the two spoke services in BANES and North Somerset started and in 2014 the service started in South Gloucestershire.

What we do

  • Assess and diagnose people who are referred to us by their GP.
  • Support colleagues in mental health services to work with individuals with ASD
  • Advice service with groups on mindfulness, stress management, social cognition and interaction, as well as an opportunity to book one to one sessions with our staff.
  • Social prescribing to help individuals with ASD to link with the community and access social opportunities.
  • Social support assessments for people accessing our post diagnostic services.
  • Post-diagnostic support - psycho-education, employment and benefits support, problem solving and signposting.
  • Training in Asperger syndrome and ASD ranging from one hour awareness sessions to a full days training.

We do not hold a caseload or care coordinate. We currently accept referrals for people within Bristol, North Somerset, BANES and South Gloucestershire. Referrals outside of these areas can be seen on a cost per case basis, subject to funding being agreed by the referring clinical commissioning group.

Contact

BASS is based at the Petherton Resource Centre in Bristol.

Telephone: 01275 796204
Email: awp.bass@nhs.net

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