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The National Autistic Society, South Hampshire Branch

The branch supports autistic children, young people and adults, and their families, in the South Hampshire area.

It runs a number of activities, which include:

Evening autism support group open to all - parents, carers and family members of autistic children and adults, individuals on the autistic spectrum and professionals who work with them. The group meets monthly to exchange experiences, skills and understanding. At some meetings guest speakers are invited or we have professionals present who can advise on aspects of autism. Usually held on the third Monday evening of most months in Bishopstoke.

Branch members have access to an extensive Resource Library with books, videos, DVDs and educational games available, on a wide range of autism topics.

The branch runs a monthly Saturday afternoon Family Youth Club. Children accompanied by their families (including siblings) are welcome. A number of rooms and activities are available during the afternoon, for example, table tennis, air hockey, crafts, Lego, books, games and so on. Usually runs the third Saturday afternoon of most months in Chandlers Ford.

There is a monthly Saturday afternoon Lego Club for children aged 9-13. By referral only in Chandlers Ford.

There are fortnightly social meetings on Tuesday evenings for children (along with their families) during term-time based in Southampton.

Teenage youth clubs. The branch is able to signpost young people with autism (over 13) for referral to suitable local weekly teenage youth clubs.

There is a fortnightly friendship group for adults, who take part in activities and have social outings on Tuesday evenings in Southampton.

There is a Partners’ support group, monthly on Thursday evenings in Chandlers Ford, for partners of autistic people.

We provide links to other support services and groups. Access to a wealth of advice and information. The branch is represented on the Hampshire Autism Partnership Board and campaigns locally to improve support for autistic people and their families. More details can be found on the branch's website.

Who to contact

Contact Name
David Carter
Contact Position
Branch Chair

For further information, please complete our Contact form.

To join our branch (it's free!) complete a Membership form.

Branch members also have access to our extensive resource library.


Where to go


We meet at various venues in the Eastleigh and Southampton areas. Visit our website for full details.

Other Details


We ask for a nominal donation for attending each of our events
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