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Autism Bedfordshire

Autism Bedfordshire is an independent charity providing information, advice, emotional and practical support to individuals with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, (A.S.C.) their parents/carers, families and associated professionals throughout Bedfordshire and Luton.

Information, Advice and Carer Support 

  • Telephone helpline
  • Information packs
  • Newsletter
  • Website
  • Library
  • Training for parents and professionals
  • Information Events
  • Advocacy

Children’s Services

Autism Bedfordshire provides a suite of short break and respite care services with trained support for the children in safe, secure environments

Loads of Autistic Fun (L.O.A.F.) 

LOAF is a Saturday morning activity group which the whole family can attend.  They run fortnightly during term time from 10am to 1pm in Bedford, Biggleswade, Leighton Buzzard and Luton.  They provide an inclusive environment where all children up to age 12 (those with A.S.C. and their siblings) and their parents/carers are welcome and supported by trained staff and volunteers.

Summer Activity Schemes

These hugely popular schemes run during the first few weeks of the summer holidays in Bedford and Luton, providing social, educational and play experiences for children with A.S.C. aged 3 to 17 years.  Ours are the only schemes in Bedfordshire & Luton specialised to support children with A.S.C. through having trained staff and volunteers and safe, secure and risk-assessed environments.   We offer a wide range of onsite activities and visiting entertainment as well as trips out.

Wanted Fun

Social clubs for young people aged 10-17 years with Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism.  Groups run in the evening, once a fortnight during term time with occasional outings during the holidays. 

For a list of future events visit our website and click on 'Upcoming Events'.


Who to contact



Where to go

1, Hammond Road
MK41 0UD

Other Details


Age Ranges
From: 3 years old
To; 17 years old
Referral required

Last updated 07/10/2020