NAS branches in England provide a local hub where parents, carers and people with autism can get help, access services, support each other and meet other people and families in similar situations.
The West Cornwall Branch does this through:
- Open meetings with guest speakers where people have the opportunity to meet and support each other.
- Providing information and ideas in regular newsletters and through access to the branch library.
- Arranging social events and family trips out. These include a young adults group which runs on a weekly basis and a regular swimming group which has private use of a pool.
- Helping to raise autism awareness in the area by organising public events and generating press reports.
For more information about autism, Asperger syndrome and related diagnoses visit the National Autistic Society main website.