Our vision is for Wigan Borough to be an autism-friendly and inclusive place where autistic children and adults can live independent, fulfilling lives, accessing support as and when it is needed.
The Wigan All-Age Autism Partnership Board will work as a team of people and organisations to give adults and children with autism better choices and opportunities in their lives. Our Board meets bi-monthly, to discuss the ongoing work of the Wigan All-Age Autism Strategy and each member of the Board is encouraged to contribute, participate and promote the work of the group in their own networks.
Wigan All-Age Autism Strategy
Our strategy has been developed in partnership with autistic people, their families and partner organisations and depicts the changes we want to make across 7 areas that would have a significant impact on autistic people’s lives:
- Improving understanding and acceptance of autism within society and make communities more autism inclusive.
- Improving autistic children and young people’s access to education and supporting positive transitions into adulthood.
- Supporting more autistic people into employment.
- Tackling health and care inequalities for autistic people.
- Building the right support in the community and supporting people in inpatient care.
- Improving support within the criminal and youth justice systems.
- Developing an inclusive menu of housing options
- View the Wigan Borough All-Age Autism Strategy 2022—2026.
Greater Manchester Autism Consortium
GMAC aims to be a point of contact for anyone in Greater Manchester needing information about autism and related issues. They are managed by the UK's leading charity for autistic people and their families The National Autistic Society (external link).