About Us

We are a family social and support group for parents/carers of children (18 plus) who have, or think they may have, an Autism Spectrum Condition (such as Asperger’s Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism) and who have or may have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).

Our mission

Our aim is to support the families of these adults/young adults and the wider community by providing an effective and reliable information service through drop in sessions and workshops that promote social understanding and emotional and physical well-being. To listen to and respect the adults/young adults views and opinions and actively involve them in any decisions that may affect them. To work to the best of our abilities with the adults/young adults, and their families regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion or cultural beliefs.

Our aims

  • to gather and share information about Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASCs) within the Bolton area
  • to provide support to both those with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASCs), whether diagnosed or not, and their carers
  • to liaise with and establish partnership arrangements with other organisations
  • to help break down all barriers faced by those with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASCs) that prevent them from enjoying a healthy, meaningful and dignified life

Our objects

To view our objects, please click on the BAAS Constitution below.

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Click here to read our Safeguarding Adults Policy >

What BAAS do

We meet monthly on the last Wednesday of each month from 2:00pm – 4:30pm at Thicketford Care and Community Centre, Thicketford Road, Bolton BL2 2LW. Our meetings are an opportunity for members to exchange information and advice in a friendly, secure and confidential environment. We also frequently arrange guest speakers on various topics associated with Autism to keep us all up to date. We also host drop-in sessions on the last Saturday each month from 2.00pm -4.00pm at the conveniently located Commerce House, Bridgeman Place, Bolton, BL2 1DW in the town centre.

We work in partnership with a number of organisations that include, Bolton Council,  (Adult and Children’s Services) Bolton CVS, NAS, ASGMAGMPA, Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust and Breaking Barriers / ABAG

General information

BAAS is a voluntary, not for profit registered charity, fully constituted. We are full members of Bolton Community and Voluntary Services.We specialise in supporting young adults/adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASCs), who suffer from social and communication difficulties caused by ASCs and introduce them into inclusive social settings. We also support the families and carers of these young adults/adults, and the wider community.

The Charity Commission has approved BAAS as a charity and it has been entered onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity Number 1162560.

Our committee structure

The activities of the group are overseen by a committee of elected officers (trustees), that include, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. Additionally, the group’s constitution provides for up to six non-executive committee members, one of which includes the duties of Safeguarding Officer.


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