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.

3 days ago

Autism in Mann

Book recommendation ...

Can You See Me? by Libby Scott & Rebecca Westcott

People think that because Tally is autistic, she doesn't realise what they're thinking, but Tally sees and hears - and notices - all of it. Endearing, insightful and warmly uplifting, this is a story of autism, empathy and kindness that will touch readers of all ages.
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5 days ago

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The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower

Compassionate Isle of Man Network have adopted the Sunflower, with the aim to raise awareness, training support for organisations and to make available Sunflower wristbands, lanyards and pins to those with a hidden disability if they chose to make their disability visible to those around them.

For further information, please contact Wendy on 647498
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6 days ago

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Timeline PhotosMeasures to protect some of the most vulnerable members of the community from coronavirus are to be extended to cover the length of the current circuit break.

The Department of Health and Social Care’s residential homes for older people, dementia care residential units and learning disability community homes are to remain closed to all non-essential visitors, to minimise the risk of coronavirus transmission to residents and staff.

The restriction, initially introduced for seven days at the start of the lockdown, has been reviewed in the light of evidence that the virus has been circulating in the community.

Additionally, the department has extended the temporary closure of Adult Social Care day services, in line with current restrictions which require people to stay at home and avoid the mixing of households. The measure applies to older people’s day services, dementia care day services and learning disability day services across the Island. Learning disability respite care facilities will be available on a case-by-case basis, to meet assessed essential needs.
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