Coffee mornings for parents or carers of children with ASC.


The Together Trust’s team of family support staff, Together For Families is once again hosting a number of free coffee mornings for parents or carers of children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) at their central office in Cheadle. 

These informal events give the attendees an opportunity to meet other parents/ carers over a cup of coffee (or tea) and share their thoughts, stories and experiences. They are also able to to get some advice from the experienced staff at the Together Trust and join our autism specific library.

 The sessions will be hosted by Sue Allison, who is an experienced speech and language therapist and has over twenty years’ experience of working with children and young people with autism and providing advice for families and professionals.

 They will be hosting two more coffee mornings over the next few months, from 10am – 12pm on: 


6th  February 2015 –


11th March 2015 –


If you would like more information about these sessions, about the Together Trust’s services for children with autism, or if you are unable to attend this session and would like to arrange a 1:1 meeting please phone 0161 283 4766 or email


John Williams Live: A night of stand up comedy. 

 The Together Trust is proud to host a night of live and hilarious comedy from comedian and single Dad, John Williams.  Based on his successful blog “My Son’s Not Rainman” this sidesplitting stand-up tells the true story of John and his 11 year old son with autism. This is a night of fun and laughter, and all proceeds from this event will be used to help support the beneficiaries of the Together Trust.

Tickets cost £20 per person and include a two course hot supper and a drink on arrival.  Licensed bar available.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and places are limited.  Tickets are available from the fundraising office on 0161 283 4822 or online at


Supporting people with autism engaged with the Criminal Justice System


The Together Trust will be hosting a free event about ‘supporting people with autism engaged with the Criminal Justice System’, centred around a presentation from psychologist, Sue Mulchay. 

Getting involved in the Criminal Justice System (CJS), as suspect or victim, can be a complicated and daunting experience for any individual, including those with autism spectrum conditions (asc). That is why it is important to understand the law, the rights of a person with autism during involvement with the police, as well as during any subsequent criminal proceedings and the processes that can take place, from reporting a hate crime to going to court.

 Sue Mulcahy, is an expert on autism and the CJS and will be delivering a presentation discussing:

·      Involvement in criminality – victims and suspects

·      The law – mandatory and discretionary support provision

·      Supporting suspects

·      Supporting victims and witnesses

·      CJS professionals’ response to training

·      Available support and resources


You will also have the opportunity to ask Sue questions and get advice and support from the experienced staff team at the Together Trust.

 The event is open to all adults and older teenagers with asc, parents and carers of children with asc and professionals. The event is free but places are limited so please register your interest by visiting our website, emailing or calling Suzie Franklin on 0161 283 4750

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