This week (30th March – 5th April 2020) is World Autism Week. Autism is a condition which means a person’s brain works differently to other people’s and affects the way they experience the world around them. The term autism does not refer to one specific condition but instead refers to a wider group of conditions (Autism spectrum). To find out more about autism go to the National Autistic Society Website. Here you can find information, support and ways to get involved and help spread awareness and increase acceptance of an often misunderstood condition.
This year we want to celebrate all the organisations in Trafford and around the UK who are doing great work to support individuals and their families who are living with autism. We’ve put together a list of some excellent local resources which you may find helpful. If you are a carer of someone with autism and would like support you can also contact our helpline on 0161 848 2400.
The Autistic Society Greater Manchester Area is based in Stretford and provides a number of services. The Aspirations Project runs activities for individuals 10 years and over with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism. These include youth clubs, sports, short breaks and meals out. ASGMA also provides life coaching and an information and advice service for individuals with autism, parents and carers and professionals.
The Greater Manchester Autism Consortium provides resources to individuals with autism, parents and carers and professionals.
High Functioning Trafford is a service for individuals with high-functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome and their parents and carers. They run a monthly meeting for parents/carers and children (aged 5-15).
Autism Trafford has a wealth of resources and links to services on various topics; from diagnosis to housing to social groups. They also run monthly drop in sessions for individuals and carers affected by autism and asperger’s. Check out the leaflet below or call 07510 291 763 to find out more.