Learning Disabilities


The Learning and Disability Workstream is led by Mark Warren, DASS at Oldham to develop new ways of working to ensure high quality care and support; strengthen links with organisations to pursue joint objective, in particular NHS partners and the delivery of Transforming Care; harness collective resources to deliver shared priorities; developing opportunities to co-produced change with people and their families and cares; and act as a conduit to the national Learning Disability Board.

Autism Seminars for Families

Understanding autism is one of the Autism Seminars for Families which provides information and advice to parents and carers of children who have an autism diagnosis. The seminar is particularly suited to parents and carers of children with a recent diagnosis but as some families have had little or no access to post diagnosis information it can be useful for them too.

The seminar will help families:

  • to get a better understanding of how autism affects your child
  • to gain information to help you and your child live with autism
  • to find out about sources of additional support.

Thursday 15th February, 10am until 12.30pm, St Chad C of E Church, Longworth Street, Tonge Fold, Bolton, BL2 6AR  Understanding autism – Bolton

Thursday 1st March 10am until 12.30pm, My Life Legacy, Thompson House Equestrian Centre, off Pepper Lane, Standish, Wigan, WN6 0PP Understanding autism – Wigan (Standish)

Friday 2nd March 10am until 12.30pm Neston Grove, Adswood, Stockport, SK3 8PH Understanding autism- Stockport

Tuesday 6th March 10am until 12.30pm, The Grange School, Matthews Lane, Gorton, Manchester, M12 4GR (Sat Nav use M19 3ES) Understanding autism – Manchester

Friday 9th March 10am until 12.30pm, NWTDT/Pathways Associates CIC, Suite 2, Waterside, Saint James Court West, Accrington BB5 1NA  Understanding autism – Lancashire

Thursday 15th March 10am until 12.30pm, The Gateway, 85-101 Sankey Street, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 1SR  Understanding autism – Warrington

Monday 19th March 2018 10am until 12.30pm, The Brain Charity, Norton Street, Liverpool, L3 8LR  Understanding autism – Liverpool

Families can book two places on the seminar. Each family will be given one seminar booklet containing all the material covered during the session. This seminar will be delivered by a facilitator from The National Autistic Society and supported by NAS volunteers.

To book a place please complete and return the seminar application form.  Application Form 11 Jan 18

Application forms should be returned to David Scowcroft, please also direct any questions, queries and requests for the application form to – familyseminars@nas.org.uk

Taking a Closer Look at Shared Lives
Tuesday 26th September, 10.30 – 3.00, People First, Broughton Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, M8 8RF
NWTDT/ Pathways are working with Shared Lives to host a FREE one day workshop to find out more and to help inform how you see this developing across GM.  For further information and to book your place please click here  26 – 9 Shared Lives GM flyer final