Drop in

A new ‘drop in’ group in Trafford for people living with and those who may be affected by autism.

6:00pm - 8:00pm at Autism Society Greater Manchester Area in Stretford - on the first Thursday of every month.

2:00pm - 4:00pm In the Community room at Tesco Extra Altrincham on the third Thursday of every month.

Come and make new friends, enjoy a cuppa and have a chat with others in a similar situation to yourself.

For more information call 07510 291 763

Everyone welcome!

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Employment

United Response job clubs for people with autism

United Response is running a project which is focussing on developing work skills for adults with autism specifically from the Stretford area.  People need to be 25 or over.

The sessions would be once a week and run for 6 weeks. People will be encouraged to apply for jobs or work experience.

The club will include:

Week 1 – Roles and responsibilities
Week 2 -  Personal  and social skills and barriers
Week 3 – Job matching
Week 4 – Job searching
Week 5 – Interview skills
Week 6 – Practice interviews and next steps

The idea is to give a clearer understanding of working roles, developing hard and soft work skills, presentation, communication, team work, travel.

We will ensure that CV’s are up to date, with covering letters and tips for successful interviews.  Overall we want to increase confidence and chances of success when applying for jobs.

Each course will run for 6 weeks.

 

All courses take place at:

United Response office,
Lancastrian Office Centre,
Talbot road,
Old Trafford,
M32 0FP.

Autism Champions wanted across Trafford

We are looking to build a network of people who are passionate about making Trafford a better place for people with autism to live work and study. Are you a person with autism? Are you the carer of someone with autism? Do you know about autism because of your job or voluntary work?

Would you be interested in getting together with like - minded people to raise awareness of autism?

This could involve:

  • Being a source of information and support for your colleagues
  • Developing resources to support services to become more autism aware
  • Getting involved in delivering autism awareness training

You do not have to be a paid worker to be an Autism Champion, if you are a person with autism or a carer and would be interested in being an Autism Champion or in contributing in any other way to developing learning and development in Trafford; we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Jane Forrest

Sound Explorers

Trafford Blue Sci in conjunction with Seed Studios have a weekly drop in group called Sound Explorers in which people of all levels get to play instruments and create new unique musical compositions.

The group is for all levels so complete beginners are welcome and encouraged to pick up and play alongside experienced musicians who are there to help out.

The studio is very well equipped with keyboards, guitars, drums and all manner of exotic things to make music with.

A typical session lasts two hours. We normally spend the first hour creating the foundations in terms of a beat to work to and in the second hour we add guitars and other instruments to the mix.

All sessions are recorded and at the close of each jam we play the recording back so you can hear what you have contributed too.

If you are interested in coming along. The sessions are held every Monday between 1 and 3pm with a break in between. If you are new to Blue Sci you may need a referral from your GP and will need to undergo and informal induction process, but once that's all done. You'll be good to go.

For more information head over to www.seedstudios.org or get in through www.bluesci.org.uk/oldtrafford