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What is available locally for my child

As well as the HFT support group, the following may be of interest to parents:

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 card

  • If your child likes the cinema you can get a CEA card which allows a parent/carer to go free. Costs just £5.50 and is valid for a year. Also, please note Odeon cinemas sometimes run ‘autism friendly’ screenings of certain films.

Discounted entry with DLA / Carer’s letter

  • To places such as zoo’s, theatres, bowling, Sealife and Legoland. Some places like Legoland also offer fastpass so you don’t have to queue. Just take a copy of your DLA or Carer’s letter along and ask if they do disability concessions at the entrance.

Private Autism Assessment

  • 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 visit their website www.spectrumnorthwest.org


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