NEW GROUP MEETINGS!

 

First Tuesday of the Month

12 - 5pm, Tuesday 5th Jun 2022 and monthly thereafter

Community Room 2, Eccles Gateway,

28 Barton Ln, Eccles, Manchester M30 0TU

NB - a booking mix-up means that the August meeting

will be at the same time, but Weds 3rd and NOT Tue 2nd

 

First Friday of the Month

12 - 4pm, Friday 3rd Jun 2022 and monthly thereafter

 Fanboy3, 25 Hilton St, Manchester M1 1EL

(cost option: £3 extra to play shops games)

 

FREE tea / coffee / biccies (donations accepted to defray costs)
FREE scintillating autistic company (donation necessary - you!)

ALL welcome! No diagnosis required!
Come and go as you please. No formality. No obligations.
Just a cool social environment with people like you! : )

More info on: 0771 390 3224 / info@salfordautism.org.uk

More events to follow!

 

 

Contact / Emergency / Support Line

 

0771 390 3224

(open 24/7 inc. all holidays)

 

No call centres. No music on hold. No numbered options to dial.

Just direct connection to real autistic people, that can & will help,

or just talk stuff through / chat - whatever you want / need.

 

If we are all busy (it happens, sometimes), do leave a name,

number and message - and we'll get back as fast as we can!

 

 You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp and Messenger

 

Why not get in touch and find out what we are up to?

 

You'll be glad you did!

 

Text 'CHAT' for FREE call back!       Text 'SMS' for response by SMS.

 

or email us at <support@salfordautism.org.uk>

(we regret that we might not be able to reply to email as quickly)

 

Don't be stuck, worried, alone or in trouble - call us!

 

No call is ever a waste of our time!

 

 

salfordautism

support and social inclusion for everyone,

who is, cares for or is affected by someone

with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)

including Asperger Syndrome (AS) and

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- whether formally identified or not

 

 

salfordautism

Lead and run by autistic professionals.

We know the territory - we live it, every day!

 

If you are, or know someone with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), Asperger Syndrome (AS) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or any related/similar condition - whether

formally diagnosed or not - we'd love to hear from you. : )

 

0771 390 3224

24/7 (inc. all holidays)

 

HOW WE WORK:

 

We work on a confidential,1-2-1 basis with all of our clients, identifying their needs and then delivering a bespoke package

of support to help them achieve the independent life they choose.

 

WHAT WE DO DO:

 

   In a nutshell,

we solve problems for autistic people,

those around them, and those affected by them,

using advocacy, education, upskilling, and 

being there when no-one else is!

 

Social Inclusion – safe, autism-friendly social events and activities, where

   each can be understood and accepted for who and what they are, and not be

   treated as 'different' or 'odd', or labelled in any way.

 

Recognition – finding ways for all to be seen and treated as an individual, with

   unique needs, wants, views, aspirations, abilities and challenges of their own,

   supporting them to minimise their difficulties and maximise their opportunities.

 

Befriending – making and maintaining personal contact with individuals who

   may be isolated in some way to provide much-needed human interaction and

   encouragement.

 

Mentoring – helping individuals to think through their situation, make decisions

   about their life and carry them out in ways that suit them.

 

Coaching  – introducing individuals to new skills and understandings that can

   support them in their life choices.

 

Advocacy – supporting individuals and groups to express their needs, wants  

   and points of view, as  well as understanding what others put to them, including:

   Benefits     Employment     Housing     Utilities     Services

   NHS     Local Authorities    Education  Service Providers    

   ♥ Relationships

 

Training – supporting individuals and anyone who may come into contact with

   them to understand all aspects of autism, its implications for them and how to

   address barriers to successful interaction.

 

Diagnosis – supporting individuals and those around them towards, around

   and through diagnosis, as well as understanding and adjusting to its

   implications for them.

 

Assessments  – supporting individuals and those around them towards and

   through the system of assessing their social care needs, to achieve the most

   appropriate outcomes for each, with each understanding the process and likely

   outcomes for them.

 

Care Planning – supporting those with an existing assessment and those

   around them to plan their care and find appropriate providers.

 

Proactive Outreach – making ourselves and our services known to everyone

   who may have a need or desire for them.

 

Lobbying – of politicians, local authorities, NHS and service providers in

   pursuit of the interest of autistic individuals and carers.

 

Human Resources - identifying and implementing "reasonable adjustments",  

   supporting management, sickness, disciplinary matters, disputes around

   autistic or neurodiverse employees

   Ask us how we can help you to help them.

 

0771 390 3224

24/7 (inc. all holidays)

 

WE DO NOT DO:

 

Day care / centres, respite care, personal / social care

(although we can help arrange and manage care, if need be)

therapy, or treatment.

 

WHAT WE BELIEVE:

 

AUTISM IS NEITHER A LEARNING DISABILITY NOR MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION!

 

AUTISM ITSELF IS LARGELY GENETIC, AND THUS ANY IDEA OF

"THERAPY" OR "TREATMENT" FOR AUTISM IS SIMPLY LUDICROUS!

 

AUTISM ITSELF CANNOT BE SEEN. IF YOU CAN SEE IT, IT ISN'T AUTISM!

BUT WHAT YOU CAN SEE MAY BE ANY OF A RANGE OF PROBLEMS

THAT COMMONLY COMES WITH AUTISM.

 

THERE IS NOTHING "WRONG", OR THAT "NEEDS FIXING",

WITH ANY AUTISTIC PERSON!

 

JUST LIKE ANYONE ELSE, MOST AUTISTIC PEOPLE CAN AND DO

LEARN, DEVELOP AND GROW - IF THE RIGHT OPPORTUNITIES,

ARE GIVEN, IN THE RIGHT WAY, AT THE RIGHT TIME.

 

LESS THAN 30% OF ALL AUTISTIC PEOPLE HAVE A LEARNING DISABILITY.

A GREAT NUMBER OF AUTISTIC PEOPLE HAVE A UNIVERSITY EDUCATION,

PROFESSIONAL CAREERS, AND FAMILIES OF THEIR OWN

 

MANY PEOPLE WITH A DIAGNOSED "LEARNING DISABILITY"

MAY REALLY BE MISDIAGNOSED AUTISTIC PEOPLE.

 

MOST AUTISTIC PEOPLE DO NOT "SUFFER" (FROM) AUTISM,

BUT MANY DO SUFFER NEGLECT, MISUNDERSTANDING,

AND ABUSE, INTENTIONAL AND UNINTENTIONAL, AS

A RESULT OF THE IGNORANCE OF OTHERS.

 

MOST "CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR" OR "BEHAVIOUR THAT CHALLENGES"

IS CAUSED BY THE ACTIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE AND,

IF REPEATED OFTEN ENOUGH, DOES BECOME HABITUATED.

 

Ring for details.

 

0771 390 3224

24/7 (inc. all holidays)