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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The theme for #mentalhealthawarenessweek2021 is #connectwithnature! Here are some top tips for how nature can help support our mental health 👉https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/tips 🌿🌳🌼 #ourmanxcare #areyouokmann ... See MoreSee Less

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More than 500 people have contributed to a survey asking how the support given to children with Additional Education Needs (AEN) can be made more effective.

Children with AEN can face extra barriers to education and learning making it more difficult to achieve their full potential.

The survey asked parents, pupils and school staff to give their honest opinions on current support, how children transition between educational settings, and suggest improvements.

Around half of those who took part were parents and 60% felt the existing support in schools did not meet the learning and development needs of children.

The survey highlighted concerns about funding, resources and training, and suggested a lack of flexibility and capacity within some schools. Common themes suggested to improve the situation included earlier intervention, more training and multi-agency working.

The Education Service now plans to use this feedback to develop a Code of Practice for schools, nurseries and University College Isle of Man.

Dr Alex Allinson MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture, said: ‘I would like to thank everyone for sharing their views which will help us to create a Code of Practice that will better enable children with additional needs to make the best possible progress.

‘A number of very valid concerns were raised and I am committed to use this information to drive change and deliver an inclusive education system for all.'

A number of specific themes raised in the survey will be integrated into the Department’s future strategy and delivery plans.

The survey results 👉 ow.ly/CzsZ50EHjaC

The Department is also consulting on how the learning of young people with literacy difficulties can be improved

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Carole's Zoom 'Drop In' is open from 9:30am to 10:30am.
Then from 11:00am to 12:00 noon.
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Tonight at 9pm on Sky W, there is a repeat of the programme - Louis Theroux: Extreme Love Autism. Thank you to Helen for letting us know. ... See MoreSee Less

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Nan-pan Pearce

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