The different terms used to describe the autism spectrum can be confusing and have changed over time.

In recent years there have been changes to the systems that professionals use to make a diagnosis and diagnostic categories have changed. The most used term now is Autistic Spectrum Condition.

This means that people who have recently had an assessment are most likely to be given a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition.  People who were assessed in the past may have been given other diagnoses

Autism

Asperger Syndrome

High Functioning Autism

I-AM Celebrating Autism Greater Manchester (I-AM) was set up to work with people with a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism.  We only work with people who have had an assessment and received a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition (or one of the previously used terms).  We unfortunately cannot accept referrals for people who are still going through the assessment process, however you can contact our information line with any questions, and we will do our best to advise further.

A diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition often comes with other conditions or heath issues and unfortunately some of these we will be unable to provide the appropriate support for. However, should you, or a person you are enquiring for, have other complex conditions, or if you are unsure if our service is right, we ask you to contact us directly either by telephone or email, to have a chat and we can advise you further.