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Autism links in Manchester

Parent groups and support groups

Chinese Carers of Autistic Children Group
Contact: Helen Chow
Tel: 0161 228 0138

Grange School Parents Group
Contact: Laura Rhodes
Tel: 0161 231 2590


Contact: Emma Gerrard
Tel: 0161 498 0312

For more information click here

Parent Carer forums

PACT (Parents Achieving Change Together)

Tel:  07874 690056


For more information click here

Advocacy and support services


Autizma is a Greater Manchester and Lancashire Community Interest Company providing services throughout the UK.

Telephone: 07956 002933 / 07950 940030

Web: Email:   Twitter: @Autizma   Facebook: Autizma CIC

Manchester Advocacy Hub

Gaddum Centre

6 Great Jackson Street


M15 4AX

Referrals:  0161 214 3904

Advice:  0161 214 3934


Contact:  Ashley Wood, Louise Smith and Brenda Norden

Mind in Manchester

Zion Community Centre

339 Stretford Road



M15 4ZY.

Tel:   0161 769 5732



Advice Team Drop-Ins are on:

Monday 1pm-4pm

Thursday 10am-1pm


Alternatively, you can make a referral for an appointment by calling 0161 769 5732 or emailing

Young adults' service (YASP) also provide advice for individuals aged 15-18, with a weekly advice drop-in. 

Talbot House Support Centre

Monsall Street



M40 8QF

Tel:  203 4095

Contact:  Bernie Wood


Talbot House is able to accompany families to appointments and provide advocacy.  (Learning Disabilities focus).

Other support

Manchester Early Help for parents and young people

Use this online directory which provides the details of different services that are available in the Manchester area.

Or discover more about Early Help and how you can get support.

Counselling services

Respect for All

Respect for All offer counselling and play therapy to people who have learning disabilities, Asperger's, autism spectrum conditions, supporting parents, families and carers.

Tel: 0161 532 4070

helpline number: 0161 532 4075


(the helpline is staffed for 2 hours (times variable) a day, 6 days a week and there is a 24 hour voice mail on also.

If you would like to share the details of a local Autism support group on our website please visit our contact us section & tell us about your group

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