Dear parents, carers and friends, in line with the latest Government advice about the Coronavirus we cancelled our face-to-face meetings for a while. Like all BAAS members, we are glad the lockdown is over. We are now looking forward to the resumption of our monthly Thursday evening social group at the beginning of June 2021.


We did not let the lockdown stop us. We were presented with the certificate and prize of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services, (QAVS) which is the king of prizes in the charity sector, through our zoom meeting with the Mayor of Bolton and Councillor of Bolton. We want to say a big thank you to all who have supported us over the years and made us what we are today.


If anyone needs any help or advice from BAAS that would normally result in a call to the Chairman then please contact Graham on 07772547158. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Please keep safe and warm.


Have you ever needed to ask questions about autism-related problems or wanted to add your suggestions to help others with the same? Come along to the Autism Centre and have a chat every alternate month on the fourth Wednesday of the month starting soon now lockdown is over. Help us to help you.


Bolton’s Very own Autism Seminar

Choices and Solutions

Held on the 14th July 2015


The seminar was for parents and carers of children/young adults/adults of children with ASD’s

Five speakers, more than 20 exhibitor stalls and four workshops (two in the morning and two in the afternoon).

The Bridge Church

The venue was The Bridge Church

BAAS Group members had a great day – “our survey said “ – as did everyone who attended the event. This is just the start of things to come and we would like to thank everyone for their support and hardwork, without you all this would not have been possible.

A huge thank you to all for making this event such a great experience:-

The Staff at The Bridge Church.

The Speakers.

The Exhibitor’s.

The Workshop leaders.

You the public, for attending.

Graham Heywood BAAS Chairman with Professor Rita Jordan Emeritus Professor in Autism Studies at The University of Birmingham