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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Disability Spin on Thursday and Friday💥 CLASSES ARE BACK!

Check out the timetable below & book your favourite classes for next week.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all again 😄
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Jean-Christophe Novelli reveals raising son, 3, has been a 'challenge'
The French chef, 60, and his other half described caring for their three-year-old son, who is nonverbal, as a 24-hour job, with Michelle worrying how he will communicate with others when he is older.
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