Autism in Mann

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, Sport & Culture 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 have donated books to following libraries :

- The Family Library in Douglas
- The Henry Bloom Noble in Douglas
- The Ward Library in Peel
- The Castletown Library
- The George Herdman Library in Port Erin
- The Ramsey Town Library
- The Harvey Briggs Onchan Library

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.

Autism in Mann
Autism in Mann

Jenny has confirmed tonight's 'Drop In' at the Kelvin Dawson Community Hub is going ahead from 7pm to 8pm.
Please be aware of the weather conditions and drive carefully.
There will be hot drinks and cake!

Autism in Mann
Autism in Mann

New – Evening ‘Drop In’ tomorrow at the Kelvin Dawson Community Hub, Peel Football Club from 7pm to 8pm.
In the past, the evening ‘Drop Ins’ have not been well attended due to child care/babysitting issues. This is a trial session to see if...

Autism in Mann
Autism in Mann

Join Jenny at Victoria Road School Community Room tomorrow afternoon between 1pm and 3pm.
Everyone is welcome and there will be coffee and cake!

Autism in Mann
Autism in Mann

"This is a great book for neurodivergent teenagers who struggle with eating and want to change this. It is full of useful information, practical tips, helpful worksheets and most importantly - puts YOU in charge!"

- Dr Rachel Bryant-Waugh, Clinical Lead...

Autism in Mann
Autism in Mann

Wonderful results by the Special Olympics Team!

Autism in Mann
Autism in Mann

Join Jenny at Centre 21 tomorrow between 1pm and 3pm.
Pop in for a chat and a piece of cake!

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