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The Autism Navigator is a new role within the Learning Disabilities and Autism (LDA) department of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) that supports families and young people who are currently on the waiting list for the Social Communication Pathway (SCP) and those who are curious about neurodiversity.

The role is held by fellow parent-carer Karen Woodhouse and she can answer queries about the Social Communication Pathway, as well as signpost young people and their families to relevant services.

Below are some articles and events on our website that relate to the Autism Navigator:

SEND Local Offer Drop-in (East Manchester)

The SEND Local Offer Drop-ins are a great way for parents & carers of children or young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) to find relevant information and support. Friendly and informal, please feel free to share your stories and ask questions.

Introducing Dare 2 B Different

After my son was diagnosed, I felt lost and unable to speak to anyone that understood me as a mother from the South Asian Muslim Community. I realised it was due to the lack of understanding of having a child with additional needs in

SEND Local Offer Drop-in (South Manchester)

The SEND Local Offer Drop-ins are a great way for parents & carers of children or young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) to find relevant information and support. Friendly and informal, please feel free to share your stories and ask questions.

SEND Local Offer Drop-in (South Manchester)

The SEND Local Offer Drop-ins are a great way for parents & carers of children or young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) to find relevant information and support. Friendly and informal, please feel free to share your stories and ask questions.

Autism Navigator Job Opening

There is a new job opening in Manchester for an Autism Navigator role - and people with lived experience of autism and/or neurodivergence are strongly urged to apply! The Autism Navigator will support families and young people who are currently on the waiting list for