How can we help you…

Call 0151 334 7510 for general enquiries

Workshops and courses

We host regular autism-related events and training opportunities for families, individuals and employers.
These range from our regular Autism Acceptance and Behaviour workshops, to our monthly coffee mornings where families can get advice and support while socialising with other parents and carers.

Call 0151 482 3145

Our services

We support people with autism to enjoy a fulfilling life through
Residential Services
Registered residential care in a range of housing across the North West region.
Community & Vocational Services (CVS)
Meaningful training, work experience and valuable life skills for those with autism.
Supported Living
Individualised support, working with registered social landlords in a range of housing.

Call 0151 482 3128

Children and family service

Our Children & Family Service aims to provide a range of family support, including outreach and activity clubs for children on the spectrum.
We can offer one-to-one, autism-specific support for children and families, either within the community or in their own homes.

Call 0151 666 9960

Contact us

Please fill in this form and one of our team will get back to you.
If you are getting in touch about a research proposal, we need to see your ethics submission and approval.

How you can support us…

Join our team

We are one of the largest employers in Wirral, specialising in providing support to individuals with autism. We offer full training, a competitive salary and benefits package. We want to meet enthusiastic individuals with integrity who will help us provide excellent care to the people we support, at various locations across Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales.

Call 0151 482 3123


We have various volunteering opportunities, from supporting us at events, outdoor bucket collections.

Call 0151 482 3136

Press and Media

If you have a question about Autism Together’s services or need an expert spokesperson, please contact…

Paul Baker, Communications and Marketing Officer

Mobile: 07900 730701

Press and media contact form

Notes to editors

Autism Together  is a multi-award-winning charity and service provider supporting over 400 people on the autism spectrum. Founded in Wirral in 1968 by a group of concerned parents, we now employ over a thousand staff and have operations in North Wales, Merseyside and Cheshire.

  • We offer specialist services for families and children, residential care, respite care and supported living.
  • We have a garden centre, a park, a farm, a canal boat, a rock-rap band and a choir.
  • Our service users  can learn diverse skills in activities  such as swimming, cycling, trampolining, rock climbing, painting, sculpting and much more.
  • We act as a voice for people on the autism spectrum in the North West and are campaigning for Liverpool to be the UK’s leading autism-friendly city and for ‘mate crime’ (the bullying and manipulation of vulnerable people) to be recognised in law.


Members of our senior team are available for interviews and expert opinion. Initial enquiries should be directed to Paul Baker, on: 07900 730701

Jane Carolan

Quality and Support Director

Cert. HSC (Open), Dip. RSA, Dip. HSC (Open), BA, ME’d

Jane has spent many years working in the Health and Social Care field, starting as a support worker in Lancaster working at Beaumont College (Scope). The college gave Jane a great understanding of personalisation and promotion of skill development for all people who have a disability. Jane went on to work for the Royal College for the Blind in Sevenoaks, again supporting individuals to gain skills to maximise their life potential.

Jane was then appointed as Director of Care at a new school for children with autism and significant communication difficulties. Prior’s Court School, based in Newbury, has since been recognised internationally for its excellent standards of education and care for children with ASC. During her time here Jane gained NVQ Level 5 in Management, a Degree in Health & Social Care and visited South Carolina, USA, gaining Level 2 in TEACCH.

Jane has worked at Autism Together since 2008 and manages residential, supported living, respite, children and families and day services. Jane has supported the organisation during a change in culture and attitude to the way in which Autism Together supports people who have an autistic spectrum condition; promoting visual structure, communication strategies, and underpinning knowledge of autism for the staff team. One of Jane’s latest projects includes giving service users an opportunity to use iPads for communication.

Jane is dedicated to personal development and has completed her Master’s degree in Autism.


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