Advice service

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – July 2021: We are currently running all Advice Service appointments and groups online. This information will be updated once we resume the face-to-face Advice Services as detailed below.

We recognise that this is a difficult time for many of the people we support. In order to help we have produced some useful resources which can be found here.


We run advice services for adults with autism diagnoses in Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

Bristol autism advice service runs every Friday from 12 - 4pm at the Create Centre, Spike Island. It is open to people with autism spectrum conditions who live in the area.

BaNES autism advice service runs every Wednesday afternoon from 1.00 - 5.00pm at the Percy Community Centre, Bath.

North Somerset autism advice service runs twice a month on a Thursday, from 1 - 3pm at Stables Creative Hub BS23 1JY, Weston-super-Mare.

South Gloucestershire autism advice service runs on Friday afternoons from 1.30 - 4.00pm at the Armadillo Cafe, Yate.

For further information please contact the BASS team:

Telephone: 01275 796204

BASS post-diagnostic services are available to adults and their families in Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and B&NES who have been formally diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

We need a diagnostic assessment report to be provided to us prior to a first appointment at the advice services so we can allocate our time in the most appropriate way. This is because we have limited resources available.

The formal diagnostic assessment need not have been carried out by BASS; we will accept diagnoses made by other NHS services. Unfortunately we are unable to accept diagnoses made by private practitioners at this time. If you have a private diagnosis and feel you need support, we can offer a one-off signposting appointment which would direct you to appropriate non-statutory services in the community.

If no report is available, the individuals can be referred for a diagnostic assessment with BASS by their GP.

We offer one to one appointments to meet with a member of staff to support you with issues such as:

  • Housing
  • Education
  • Relationships
  • One-to-one job coaching
  • Managing emotions
  • Learning more about autism
  • Signposting to other services



Bristol Location

The Create Centre
Spike Island

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