Autism and learning disabilities support

Are you looking for support, either as someone with autism, or as a parent, family member, or carer of someone with autism? Or maybe you are looking for learning disabilities support?
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Local support

Here is a list of some groups within Greater Manchester:

Adult learning disability clinical psychology service - work with people aged 18 or over, who have a learning disability and a psychological need, with a GP in Tameside or Glossop.

Advice and Support for Parents of Adults with Autism (A.S.P.A.A.) - group is aimed at parents of adults with Autism Spectrum Condition but also including partners of those on the spectrum and open to all those who know and/or support family members or friends.

Autizma - a ‘positive behaviour change’ learning provider, dedicated to improving the lives of those with autism and associated health conditions.

Better Things - independent charity working with people with learning disabilities promoting inclusion, health and wellbeing.

Breakthrough UK - led by disabled people and support other disabled people to work and live independently.

Creative Support - charitable organisation which promotes the independence, inclusion and wellbeing of people with care and support needs, aged 18 and over.

Everybody Can Live Well - Active Tameside supported services programme.

Greater Manchester Autism Consortium -  providing information and advice to autistic people, family members and carers and professionals.

I am - provide support for parents & carers through an Autism Information and Family Support Project and direct support for people with autistic spectrum conditions, including Asperger Syndrome/Higher Functioning Autism through the Aspirations Project and Autism Life skills Project.

Noah's A.R.T. - animal assisted wellbeing service passionate about reducing social isolation amongst vulnerable individuals by enhancing the human animal bond.

Our Kids Eyes - provide confidential advice and support for parents on a large range of subjects, and organise activities.

People First Tameside - a user led organisation speaking up for the rights of learning disabled people in Tameside.

Salfordautism - led and run by autistic people, Salfordautism exists to support anyone who is, cares for or is affected by someone with an Autistic Spectrum Condition.

Tameside Autism Group - a social club with a connection to NHS Autism Nurses.

Tameside Local Offer - website bringing together a range of support services and information for children and young people aged 0-25, with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Tameside Action for Social Communication and Autism Support Group (T.A.S.C.A) - parent run support group for autistic children and their families within Tameside and Glossop area.

The Autumn Group - focus on supporting families caring for children and adults affected by Autism who live in Greater Manchester.

Together Trust - charity providing special education, residential services, fostering, family support and community services.

Turning Point - provides specialist, flexible support to people with a learning disability.

National support

National Autistic Society - provide support, guidance and advice, as well as campaign for improved rights, services and opportunities to help create a society that works for autistic people.

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