Welcome to the Greater Manchester Autism Consortium

The consortium is a partnership between the ten authorities of Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan and the National Autistic Society.

We have some news!

Following a review of the NAS Family Services Development Project by Salford University in 2015, The Greater Manchester Autism Consortium (the 10 councils of Greater Manchester who fund our work) have decided to continue to fund the project for the next 6 months. During this time plans will also be drafted setting out a longer term future of the project.

There are going to be some changes to the work we will be doing and the time we will be able to spend on each area of our work. In addition the project will now be known as the Greater Manchester Autism Consortium Project instead of the Family Services Development Project.

Over the next 6 months, we will be concentrating on:

  • Improving the information we have on our website on how individuals can access services locally and what is available across Greater Manchester.
  • Training professionals, running workshops for parents and developing new ways and new resources to do this better.
  • Talking to and consulting with autistic people and family members in Greater Manchester, particularly around the priorities for support in adult life.
  • Developing guidance and good practice examples for services in Greater Manchester.

For more information on what we will be working on you can view the Service Specification:

Service Specification 2016

Because of these new priorities we will be unable to provide to individuals as much advice/information on the telephone and email as we have been able to do in the past.

As from 10th October until 31st March you will be able to telephone us on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 9am and 12 noon.

Please bear in mind that as a result of our reduced capacity this will mean our responses to enquiries may take longer.

A reminder of our current office address:-

Sanderling Building
Bird Hall Lane
Cheadle Heath

Tel: 0161 998 4667
Email: mari.saeki@nas.org.uk OR Barbara.whillans@nas.org.uk