We work with and support a wide range of people of all ages who have an autistic spectrum condition from age 10, their families, guardians and carers, in Greater Manchester. There is no upper age limit.
Our work includes personal one to one support to an individual with autism to cope with their disability, and regular group work and activities to address social isolation, improve life skills and improve mental and physical health.
Groups are run throughout the year during week days, evenings and weekends.
We also hold Parent and carer support group meeting once a month primarily for parents of children of all ages with Asperger /Higher Functioning Autism.
Parents and carers often find caring for a loved one with Autistic Spectrum Condition extremely challenging, resulting in negative impacts on the family environment. Professionals, schools, public bodies and employers who come into contact with autistic individuals may find it difficult to cope with unexpected behaviour and reactions.
People with autism may also become socially isolated, with children at risk from bullying because they are more willing to accept unfair behaviour say psychologists, exploiting their lower concern for personal gain and tolerance of unfair behaviour.
The latest prevalence studies of autism indicate that 1.1% of the population in the UK may be on the autism spectrum with roughly 50% having a learning disability.
Our aim is to be the main developer and provider of support services for people with autism in the region and to be known as an exemplar and the first point of contact in this area.
More than that, we’re here because we understand the challenges that autism can bring. We have the knowledge, experience and passion to help individuals and families work through them towards a happier place with autism a part of their daily lives.
Please think of us when you are looking for a charity to donate to, funds are vital to us to enable us to continue with our much needed work.