I AM Celebrating Autism in Greater Manchester (formerly ASGMA)

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I AM Celebrating Autism aims to help children aged 10 and over and adults with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) to develop a ‘tool kit’ of life skills, particularly the social and communication skills that are needed to successfully function in today’s society.

We have supported many hundreds of people in a variety of settings. All of our staff are trained in the particular difficulties associated with Autistic Spectrum Conditions. They are all experienced and trained at supporting this unique client group.

The project gives members the opportunity to socialise and make friends in a supported and protective environment.

 Our current activities include:

  • Laser Quest, Bowling, Cinema
  • Meals out
  • Youth Clubs: Evenings and weekend
  • Take Away and DVD nights
  • Pub/ Social Nights
  • Drop In Sessions (Daytime)
  • Gaming group
  • 1-2-1 support
  • Holiday Activities have included: Alton Towers, Barge Trips, Chester Zoo, Day in the Lake District
  • Parent/carer/family support group

Members are involved in helping to choose and run activities.

For further information please contact I AM on the number shown.

Who to contact

0161 866 8483 0161 866 8483
I AM – Celebrating Autism in Greater Manchester
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Where to go

I AM Resource Centre and throughout Greater Manchester
1114, Chester Road
Greater Manchester
M32 0HL
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Some activities take place in our main venue but others are "outings" to a wide variety of places in and around Greater Manchester.


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Referral required
Referral Details

Referral forms are available on the website or by contacting the office (enquiries@i-am-autism.org.uk, 0161 866 8483). Individuals can refer themselves or can be referred by a parent/carer or professional. Individuals must have already received a diagnosis of autistic spectrum condition; unfortunately we are unable to support those awaiting diagnosis other than through the provision of general information.

Other notes

I AM also provides the following services:

Individual Support

Working closely with each individual, we will develop an individualised programme of activities and support. The programmes are designed to provide the confidence and skills that you will need to enjoy an independent  life.

Through life skills we are able to provide support that enables people to:

  • Live independently
  • Settle into new accommodation
  • Travel Independently
  • Access services in the local area
  • Find and maintain employment
  • Access appropriate educational opportunities.

All support is completely tailored to individual need and circumstances. We currently provide approximately 200 hours per week of support.


Autism Information & Family Support Service

The Autism Information Service is often the lifeline at the end of parent’s nightmare journey and is almost always the first port of call for families post diagnosis. We take the time to listen and give compassionate, direct and effective advice. 

We provide:

  • Telephone and email information lines
  • Parent Carer Support groups and meetings
  • Our Autism Resource Library
  • Regular Newsletter
  • Leaflets and Information packs
  • Training and Awareness events


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