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The Social Communication Pathway (SCP) is the local autism assessment service in Manchester. The SCP team is a multi-agency team which assesses social communication difficulties in children and young people living in Manchester. If a young person or their family thinks they might be autistic, this team will make an assessment to see if they meet the criteria for a diagnosis of Autism.

You can read more about the SCP on the University of Manchester NHS Foundation Trust’s (MFT) website.

There is also a new Social Communication Pathway for Early Years children (i.e., those aged 5 years or younger) currently being piloted in South Manchester. You can read about that here: http://manchesterparentcarerforum.org.uk/the-early-years-social-communication-pathway/

Below are some articles and events on our website that are related to the SCP:

Understanding and Working with the Education System: Workshop for Parents/Carers (Primary)

This workshop provides parents with information about the educational and support needs of autistic children.

SCP Communication Workshop for Parents/Carers (Primary)

This workshop aims to impart parents with language and communication strategies to use with their children.

SCP Sensory Workshop for Parents/Carers (Primary)

This workshop aims to impart parents and carers with information about autism and what it could mean for your child/family + what support is available.

SCP Autism and Well-being Post-Diagnostic Workshop for Parents/Carers (Primary)

This workshop aims to impart parents and carers with information about autism and what it could mean for your child/family + what support is available.

Understanding and Working with the Education System: Workshop for Parents/Carers (Secondary)

This workshop provides parents with information about the educational and support needs of autistic children and young people.

Help Us Choose the GM Autism Hub Logo!

Work is currently under way to develop the Greater Manchester Autism Hub, led by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), who have been awarded the role of lead provider around autism for Greater Manchester (GM). As part of this development, the Social Communication Pathway

SCP Communication Workshop for Parents/Carers (Secondary)

This workshop aims to impart parents with language and communication strategies to use with their children/ young people.

SCP Sensory Workshop for Parents/Carers (Secondary)

This workshop aims to impart parents and carers with information about sensory differences amongst neurodiverse people.

SCP Autism and Well-being Post-Diagnostic Workshop for Parents/Carers (Secondary)

This workshop aims to impart parents and carers with information about autism and what it could mean for your child/family + what support is available.

Understanding and Working with the Education System: Workshop for Parents/Carers (Primary)

This workshop provides parents with information about the educational and support needs of autistic children.