Autism Independence

Information Day (4 June)

Autism Independence FlyerDo you have a child with autism; are you from a Somali background?

Come to our information day and meet other parents and service providers, remember you are not alone!

Thursday 04 June 2015
10.30 – 13pm At Phoenix Social Enterprise, Russell Town Avenue Industrial Centre, Avon, Bristol BS5 9LT

More information – HERE

To book a place or for more information, email

Yusuf Can’t Talk show

Yusuf Can't Talk showAn original performance created by Somali mothers of children with Autism from Autism Independence. This show was created to educate the community about Autism.

19 – 21 November (2014), 7.00pm. All tickets only £2. Venue: The acta Centre, Bedminster BS3 3AY. Book tickets now at

A Somali word for Autism


Did you know that there is no Somali word for Autism? This can cause confusion about the condition and makes it hard to talk about it.

Autism Independence are looking for a new word to describe Autism. This would help families to find support and to share their experiences and stories.

Can you help? Please download and complete the questions on this questionnaire and send it back to us. Thank you!

Services we offer

drop-in-sessionsDrop in sessions – Every Friday from 1.30 – 3pm in The Silai Centre
In the sessions practitioners come in and advise, and speak to parents.
These include speech and language therapists, occupational therapists,
psychologist, community nurses, and parents who share their stories.
In the session we also offer signposting.

Monthly activities

activitiesWe offer activities in Silai Centre on the first Saturday of every
month from 2‐4pm. This is an opportunity, for children to come
and interact and integrate with other children and families.
They access toys, reading books and take turns to communicate
with each other.


tripsAt the moment we are offering twice monthly trips to Hop Skip
and Jump Grimsbury Road, Bristol.
Please get in touch with Nura Aabe for more details.