Autism Independence is a Bristol-based organisation which works with families and local authorities to help transform the lives of children with autism.
We provide consultancy, training and guidance for those in a range of professions to bridge the gap between families and providers. We help practitioners in education, social care and the health services deliver culturally sensitive support for families affected by autism.
We also offer advice and guidance for parents with autistic children. We provide tailored support and resources for families and liaise with health and social services to ensure those affected by autism are given the support they require to reach their potential.
Autism Independence is led by Nura Aabe. Following her son’s diagnosis with autism, Nura established the organisation to initially raise awareness of the condition for families in the Somali community. Since its foundation, Autism Independence has grown to help parents from a range of communities across Bristol and the South West. In 2016, Nura completed a master’s degree in Education of Psychology at the University of Bristol and is a registered member of the British Psychology Society.