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Help for my child with Autism and ADHD

Support with sleep

Sleep Tight Trafford offer free, one-to-one sleep clinics for local parents and carers of children aged 2-18 years in Trafford. Sleep practitioners work with families to create a personalised sleep plan for your child so everyone can get a good night’s sleep. 

The link for online referral form is below.

Support with behaviour 

Calm Connections - Calm Connections provide support to families going through tough times. They work with the whole family to have calm, positive relationships and maintain wellbeing and good mental health.

Stronger Together Empowering Parents (STEP)

STEP are a support service within Trafford Parents Forum. STEP provide emotional and practical support and advice for parent/carers of children and young people with SEND in Trafford. They also have a team of trained volunteers who can act as mentors for parent carers.

STEP  pair mentors up according to the skills and experience they have and match them accordingly with parent carers who could benefit the most from their support.

STEP provide low-level support such as;

  • Emotional support
  • Practical support for day-to-day challenges
  • Signposting to Trafford services
  • Help navigating the Local Offer
  • Guidance for completing DLA Application 
  • Support in low-level meetings in school

Anyone can contact STEP to ask for support or advice or to be paired up with a mentor for an initial 6 week period.


07925 926 956

07925 926 955

Or you can find them on Facebook or Twitter 


SENDIASS provides impartial information, advice and support to children and young people aged 0-25 with SEND, as well as their parents and carers.

They can also support with:

  • The law around SEND
  • Education health care plans (EHCP)
  • Resolving any disagreements
  • Health and social care in relation to special educational needs provision
  • Transition post 16 - Preparing for adulthood
  • Personal budgets

Trafford SEND parents Chatty Cafe

Supporting Trafford parents who have children and young people with SEN, disability and/or additional needs. age 0-25. They are a source of help, advice and support for parents, offering anything from a cup of coffee to the opportunity to meet other parents, leaflets and information to invitations to training events and conferences. 

This runs every Third Thursday of every month in association with Trafford Carers Centre, 10am - 12 noon at The Life Centre, Washway Road, Sale

Post Diagnostic support 

Greater Manchester Autism Consortium’s free webinars designed for parent carers of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).

Trafford Teams Together - TTT

TTT is a fresh approach to ensuring that our children, young people and families are supported in the right way, as early as possible and help prevent small worries turning into future problems.

TTT is designed to address the needs of any child (and their family) living in Trafford and/or attending a Trafford educational setting. This is a new initiative which is being Piloted in some school in Trafford- Broomwood is one of them. 

These are some of the issues that TTT could help you with but there may be other things you would like help with so please make contact:

  • Dealing with times of change
  • Your child’s self-esteem and confidence
  • Your child’s school attendance
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Family relationships
  • Financial difficulties
  • Parenting strategies
  • Understanding your child’s development