NAS Herefordshire

About Us

NAS Herefordshire Branch

All branches of the National Autistic Society are run by volunteers. People who are passionate about supporting people and families living with autism within Herefordshire

Debbie Hobbs - Chair

Debbie Hobbs is the Chair of the Herefordshire Branch. She has been volunteering since 2015 when the branch was founded. She is passioante about supporting autistic people and their families

What We Offer

The branches offer a range of activities and support for autistic people and their families of all ages. If you feel you could help in volunteering or fundraising, please get in touch

Until EVERYONE Understands

“We wanted to build an Autism Family and we can finally say that, with the help of setting up a branch in Herefordshire from The National Autistic Society, we have that family.” – Debbie Hobbs

Debbie started volunteering due to a lack of autism-friendly services in the local area. She says, “Herefordshire didn’t have anything that I could do with my son.”

NAS Herefordshire Branch

The branch sits on local strategic groups, helping to make sure autistic people and their families’ needs are represented locally. The brach activities include:


Free Advice

Free advice, free information, and signposting about autism in the community


Training and talks to local businesses, schools and colleges with no charge

Regular Talks

Regular talks and meetups to raise public awareness of autism

Coffee Mornings

For parents, carers, and adults on the autism spectrum to share experiences and receive informal support

Support Group (Ages 2 - 12)

A support group for children aged 2 to 12 for children on the autism spectrum and their siblings

Support Group (Ages 13 - 19)

A monthly support group for teenagers aged 13 to 19 and their siblings

Support Group (Adults)

An adult support group to meet like-minded people on the autism spectrum

Resource Library

An autism resource library that is available to the public online. Click here

Fundraising Activities & Events

Many kinds of fundraising activities and events throughout the year. Click here for our Eventbrite page


Thanks to the team’s hard work and enthusiasm, the branch was nominated as the Mayor’s local charity, and they have even been nominated as Community Group of the Year at the Hereford City Community Group Achievement Awards.

Contact Us

Supporting People & Families Living with Autism within Herefordshire