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Places to connect

Groups and activities to help neurodivergent young people connect with others in Bristol, BaNES, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. 

NeonDaisy Facebook group

For parents and carers of neurodivergent girls and gender diverse young people. A welcoming, accepting space where parents can arrange informal meet ups, share advice and find out about local activities.

Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and BaNES

Auti-Ms Facebook page 

Support and activities for autistic girls and women.

Bristol and surrounding areas

Autism Independence

A range of support for autistic children and their families, with a focus on those from marginalised communities.


Being Me clubs - Can't Sit Still

​Spaces where autistic girls and non-binary young people can feel accepted and celebrated for being their authentic selves. Neurodivergent facilitators provide optional creative activities in a low pressure, neuro-affirming environment.

South Gloucestershire

Bridging the Gap Together

Themed social events for neurodivergent young people, eg Minecraft and photography, and Chat and Craft family group. 


Bristol Autism Support Facebook 

Community, support and services for parents and carers of autistic children and young people.

Bristol and surrounding region

Butterflies Haven

Activities and youth groups for autistic children and young people, and practical and emotional support for parents and carers.


Creative Escape

Art and creative activities for all ages. Charge applies.

North Somerset

Creative Youth Network

Youth centres and creative courses for all young people. 

Bristol and surrounding area

A Different Perspective

A community group with groups for autistic young people and support for parents and professionals.




Social contact and activities for autistic people who are 17 and over. It is run by and for people who are neurodivergent.

BaNES, Bristol, North Somerset and South Glos

Events for Children with Additional Needs in Bristol - Facebook group where many activities and events are shared.

Bristol and surrounding areas

Extraordinary Links
Social activities for children with disabilities or additional needs, as well as their families. Weekly drop-in group during term-time and occasional events in the summer holidays.


Social clubs and activities for people aged 13-25.

Bristol and surrounding areas

Hidden Gems
Facebook group for 17+ who are autistic, ADHD and/or learning difficulties. For sharing events and to connect. Parents and carers are also welcome.

South Gloucestershire and Bristol

Incredible Kids

Inclusive play sessions at adventure playground for children and young people with disabilities and additional needs. Some sessions are focused on particular groups such as those with PDA, or girls.



Events and support groups for children with additional needs or disabilities and their families. 



Groups, trips, courses, support groups and advocacy for disabled BAME children and their families.

Bristol and surrounding areas 


Therapeutic group and 1:1 mentoring for young people impacted by mental health needs.


Mud Pie Explorers

Forest school for children and young people with additional needs.



Murmuration Community Therapy

Nurture groups and gatherings for parents of young people with disabilities or additional needs. Includes groups for Somali and LGBTQ+ parents/carers

For parents/carers only Bristol and surrounding areas

Nothing Special

Facebook group which organises and shares events and activities for a wide range of ages and disabilities, to encourage friendships and fitness.

Bristol and surrounding areas

Number 65
Youth group for autistic young people. Facebook group here


Off the Record

A drop-in hub with games and activities for young people between 11 and 25, with opportunity to speak up about mental health issues.


Out and About

A range of groups and trips for neurodivergent young people and those with disabilities or additional needs.

Bristol and surrounding areas


A group run by University of Bristol Students Union for young people 16-25, both disabled and non-disabled. Runs September-May, university term time only.




Special Friends Club

Wide range of weekend and holiday activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family. 

Bristol and South Gloucestershire

WECIL befriending service

Linking up with a volunteer buddy to get and about on a 1 to 1 basis.

Bristol and BaNES

Connecting through gaming

  • Autcraft:  a Minecraft server designed to be a 'safe haven' for neurodivergent young people.

  • Spectrum Gaming: a community for autistic gamers

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