Useful Links

Please click on the links below for more information.  If you know of anything else which could be included on our useful links page please get in touch.

Trafford EHC Plan – guidance for parents> 

IPSEA myth busting information> 

CO-EXISTING CONDITIONS

It is very common for a person with autism/Asperger’s to have a co-existing condition such as Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Hypermobility etc. Below are some links to further information.

ASD comorbids

Dyspraxia foundation > Facebook page > Facebook group >

Dyslexia >

Dyscalculia >

Selective Mutism >

AUTISM RELATED GROUPS

ASGMA (Autistic Society, Greater Manchester Area)

Social groups and activities for young adults with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome.  Visit their website >

National Autistic Society >

LOCAL SERVICES

Private Diagnosis >  Spectrum North West, based in Warrington, offer a multi-disciplinary autism assessment using DISCO, ADOS, observation and sensory profiling tools. For more information and contact details see their website www.spectrumnorthwest.org

Artism >  An art gallery aboard a narrowboat! Providing support for people on the autism spectrum, with a talent in the arts, to help them showcase their work and provide a safe environment for them to carry out their work. Visit their website

Simply Cycling > All ability cycling sessions with a huge range of different bikes in all shapes and sizes.

Swimming Lessons (costs vary):

  • Carrington (Man. Utd. training centre) – 1:1 half-hour sessions, varied depth pool. Contact Karen on 0161 749 2570
  • Stretford Leisure Centre – 1:1 or small groups, half hour session in shallow training pool. Contact 0161 875 1414
  • Seashell Trust, Cheadle – 1:1 or small group, half hour session, whole pool is approx 1.5m deep. Contact Wendy on 0161 610 0159

CEA Cinema Pass > a national card that can be used to verify that the holder is entitled to one free ticket for a parent/carer accompanying them to the cinema (ie pay for the child and the adult goes free). Valid for one year. Costs £6, Contact 01244 526016.

Travel Pass > Concessionary travel passes are available to eligible disabled people living in England. If you qualify, you can travel for free on local buses anywhere in England between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday, and all day at weekends and on public holidays.

Did you know that some tourist attractions will offer discounted entry / fast pass option to people with a disability or their carer. Keep a copy of your DLA or Carer’s letter in your purse or handbag to show at the desk when paying. Some theatres offer discounts on certain shows too.

Trafford Family Information Service – SEN & Disability > For info on what’s available locally for children with SEN

Contact a Family offer free advice and support on all manner of things from challenging behaviour to EHC plans.