About us

Autism In Mann was originally called the Isle of Man Autistic Support Group. It is a Manx Registered Charity, established in 1991 by two parents who wanted to reach out and help others and it has been involved with the local community ever since! 
We are a parent support group run by families affected by autism
We are constantly looking at ways to help and expand opportunities for young people and families affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder

What is Autism?

Autism is a type of developmental disability and is lifelong. There are different types of autism, but all people with autism show difficulty with social interaction, communication and imagination to a greater or lesser degree.

People with autism are said to be on “the autistic spectrum”. The word 'spectrum' is used because, while all people with autism share the three main areas of difficulty, their condition will affect them in very different ways.

Autistic spectrum disorder can prove isolating not just for the person with it, but also for their parents/carers and siblings.

Autism in Mann aims to provide help and support to parents and carers and to promote a greater understanding of the condition.

To learn more about autism click here

What do we do

We work independently and with other Charities and organisations to provide training opportunities for members and professionals.

We work in partnership with the Department of Education and Children to jointly fund a teacher to work with children with autism.

We produce a Quarterly Newsletter for our members

Our library books are housed at The Family Library, Westmoreland Road, Douglas

We meet regularly and run social events for parents and families, such as coffee mornings, and swimming sessions. 

Autism in Mann is a member charity of Project 21 which has worked to build Centre 21 for people with learning difficulties.

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Carole will be working from home next week.
If you need help or advice, you can contact Carole on 823127 or 474252.

Next Monday (8th March) there are two Zoom Drop In sessions -

• 10:00 to 10:45am 81194426908 password: dropin1

• 11:00 to 11:45am 87477302950 password: dropin2
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Timeline PhotosThe public are invited to give their views on the Island’s first draft Capacity Bill, which aims to enhance the protection of people who are unable to make their own decisions.

A consultation offers a further opportunity to help shape a landmark piece of legislation giving rights to people who lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves and providing a clear legal framework for decision-making on behalf of others.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Hub for Adults with Learning Disabilities

The Island's vaccination programme is currently following guidance on vaccinating priority groups as set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI). This means people with learning disabilities are due for jabs at different points in the programme.

However, the Department of Health and Social Care has agreed a change of course which will see all individuals in the Island who have a learning disability offered a vaccine within priority group 4.

Provision has been made to run a bespoke vaccination hub for adults with a learning disability on the Greenfield Park/Tall Trees day service site in Strang.
Hub operating times for initial vaccinations: 9.30am - 3.30pm
Wednesday 24th March 2021
Thursday 25th March 2021
Friday 26th March 2021

From Monday 1st March 2021, vaccination appointments can be made by ringing 698326 or 685102 between the hours of 9.00am and 3.00pm, Monday to Friday.

The hub has been specifically set up to meet the needs of adults with a learning disability in a calm, comfortable and safe space where it is possible to make reasonable adjustments based on individual need and offer flexibility around vaccination arrangements. However, adults with a learning disability still have the choice to attend one of the larger community hubs by calling 111 if that is what they would prefer.

Appointments are available for all adults with a learning disability and can be arranged by the person themselves or by family/carers on their behalf.

The booking team will go through some important questions, provide you with some initial information and also a date and time for the vaccination appointment. You will then receive a letter or email confirmation, with the forms that need to be completed for your vaccination and some useful information about the vaccination and the hub.

If you have any questions, you can contact the booking team on the numbers provided or any member of the Adult Learning Disability Management Team on 618520. However, please note that for timetabling purposes, all vaccination appointments must be arranged by contacting a member of the booking team.
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Carole will be working from home next week. If you need help or advice, you can contact Carole on 823127 or 474252. ... See MoreSee Less

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