Autistic Society Greater Manchester Area

Autistic Society Greater Manchester Area

At a glance


  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Mental health
  • Social care

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - England


The Objective of the Society is: - To promote the welfare of children, adolescents and adults variously diagnosed as having an autistic spectrum condition.

The Society operates over the geographical area of Greater Manchester, covering the ten local authorities of Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Manchester, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.

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



The Autism Information Service provides support and advice to parents, carers and professionals.

The Aspirations project was formed in 1999 to provide social and leisure activities for individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.  The project is open to people from the age of 10 years and upwards – with no upper age limit. The majority of people accessing this service are aged between 10 and 30. To date, over 500 people have attended our activities.

We began the Life Skills project in 2010 in response to the demand from our members for individual 1-2-1 support.  The programmes are designed to provide the confidence and skills that our members need to enjoy an independent life.

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