Supporting individuals, families and professionals in Southern Hampshire and beyond

The South Hampshire Branch is a self-funded branch of the National Autistic Society and run entirely by volunteers.

There are an increasing number of people with autism, including Asperger syndrome, in the local area. Living and working with these people brings great rewards as well as challenges. There is often social isolation of children, young people and adults with autism and their families. The branch can help in a number of ways.

We welcome anyone for whom our group may be a helpful resource.

For further information, please complete our Contact form.
To join our branch (it's free!) complete a Membership form.



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View photos of our 10th Anniversary events on SS Shieldhall and at Winchester Science Centre






  • Support group

    Our monthly, evening parent/carer support groups are for parents/carers of children, young people and adults with autism, to meet to exchange experiences, skills and understanding. At some meetings we invite guest speakers or have professionals present who can advise on aspects of autism. Branch members also have access to our extensive resource library.


  • Family Youth Club

    We operate a monthly, Saturday afternoon, family youth club for these children, their siblings and parents.


  • Children's social group

    We have fortnightly social meetings for children (along with their families).


  • Adults' social group

    We run a fortnightly friendship group for adults and older teenagers (16+), who take part in activities and have social outings.


  • Support for teenagers

    We are able to signpost young people with autism (over 13) to local special local teenage youth clubs.


  • LEGO club

    Our monthly LEGO club is now running. We are applying the Lego Therapy framework. LEGO Therapy involves building LEGO models in small groups or pairs where the children take on different roles and work together.


  • Resource library

    Branch members also have access to our extensive resource library.


  • Social events

    Social events also take place for the benefit of individuals and their families.


  • Contacts

    We have regular contact with other local support groups.


  • Advice

    As a branch of the National Autistic Society, we have access to a wealth of advice and information.


  • Hampshire Autism Partnership Board

    Our branch is represented on Hampshire Autism Voice, the parent/carer/service-user group of the Hampshire Autism Partnership Board.


  • CAMHS ASC Parent/Carer Support Group

    We jointly host a monthly local initiative with Eastleigh Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Paediatric Services (Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy) and the Primary Behaviour Service (Education). The group is specifically for families across Eastleigh who are on the waiting list for an assessment of ASC (or related issues) in CAMHS or paediatric services, and those who have received a diagnosis from these services. The group will also include families being seen by the Primary Behaviour Service. Please note: to keep the size of the group manageable it is by invite only from CAMHS.



The South Hampshire Branch is a self-funded branch of the National Autistic Society and run entirely by volunteers.

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