We’re a UK registered charity working with and supporting a wide range of people, aged 10 years and upwards, who have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition (which can also be called Asperger Syndrome, High Functioning Autism or Autistic Spectrum Disorder) as well as their families, guardians and carers in Greater Manchester.

Our aim is to be the main developer and provider of support services for people with autism in the region and to be known as an exemplar and the first point of contact in this area.

More than that, we’re here because we understand the challenges that ASC can bring. We have the knowledge, experience and passion to help individuals and families work through them towards a happier place with autism as a part of their daily lives.

We offer personal 1-2-1 support to an individual with ASC to cope with their disability, along with regular group work and activities to address social isolation, improve life skills as well as mental and physical health.

For parents and carers of children with autism we hold support group meetings once a month, and operate a telephone and email support service.

I AM (Formerly the Autistic Society of Greater Manchester) started as a support group in 1968 providing information and support to children and adults in the Greater Manchester area (and their parents and carers). Our directors are selected from the membership group and from those with a professional or personal interest.