About us

What we do

Autism Together knows exactly how to support autistic people to maximise life opportunities. We offer a wide range of specialist support services to autistic people and support for autistic children and their families. To find out more, click on a category below…

Who we are

For over 50 years, Autism Together has been providing support to people on the autism spectrum, offering a wide range of residential services, supported living, day services and community support from our base in Wirral, UK.

We were formed in 1968 when a group of parents established The Wirral Society for Autistic Children, which later became Autism Together.

Our Ethos

Research has shown that specialist education and structured support can really make a difference to the life of an autistic person.

Autism affects everyone differently, so we work with each individual to help them overcome the difficulties the condition presents them with, helping them to lead a creative and fulfilling life.

As a specialist provider of autism-specific support, our organisation recognises that each person has a right to live their life as they choose. In recognising this right we create a shared understanding of each person’s strengths and needs, and ensure each person’s preferred way of communicating these is respected and implemented by all our staff.

Our philosophy remains firmly rooted in a belief that:

  • We begin with what people can do, not with what they can’t do, by listening to each individual and acknowledging that they are the expert in their autism.
  • Our support begins with the person, along with a shared understanding of what is important to them and what their strengths and needs are.
  • Our support approaches are individualised so that staff can meet each person’s communication needs. Staff are trained to be consistent in the way they use communication strategies with individuals.

As the people we support gain new skills, interests and experiences, so our support approaches focus on developing person-centred, lifelong learning.

Our autism strategies help people develop skills by taking into account their communication needs, thinking patterns, social understanding and sensory differences.

Download our latest publications…

Cover of Autism Together's Annual Review 2022/23

Annual Report

Our Annual Review for 2022-23 is now available to read.

The brochure looks back on highlights and achievements of staff and people we support alike, from right across our organisation over the past year

Inside is a message from our CEO and Chair of Trustees, plus details of progress made against our strategic objectives, and a financial update. We hope you enjoy exploring it.

Winter/Spring 2023

Our current edition of Spectrum is packed full of features, shining a light on the great work of our staff, services, fundraisers and the people we support.

Our lead story focuses on the new vision for our reopened Garden Centre, led by the people we support. There are also features on our Children & Family Service’s annual fun day, and an interview with two of our staff who took on a 500-mile fundraising pilgrimage to Spain.

Annual Report

This year’s Annual Report looks back on a year of change and innovation, as our staff and the people we support worked brilliantly towards the ‘new normal’, with one hopeful eye on the end of the pandemic.

As always this is our opportunity to highlight their accomplishments, alongside words from our CEO, Chair of Trustees, a pandemic poem, an inspirational word cloud, and much more.

Spring / Summer 2022

Our 2022 magazine highlights news and achievements of the people we support, our staff and services, and our amazing supporters too!

We lead with our award winning River Park team, plus a full interview with Welsh autistic artist and children’s author Amy Le Dain. Oh, and there’s cute pictures of our baby alpacas too…

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