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

As mentioned in the ASC Strategy update, we are arranging a parents meeting to talk about the ongoing work from the consultation.
The provisional date for the meeting is Wednesday 8th March at 12.30pm - more details to follow!

Autism in Mann
Autism in Mann

ASC Strategy Update

Background
The current lack of support for autistic people in the Isle of Man was highlighted as a concern in the wake of Sir Jonathan Michael’s independent review of the Island’s health and social care system (2019). Following...

Autism in Mann
Autism in Mann

ACE at Jurby Community Centre
Pop in to see Jenny on the third Wednesday of the month

Autism in Mann
Autism in Mann

Reminder for this afternoon

Autism in Mann
Autism in Mann

Disability Sports on Wednesday 22nd February

Autism in Mann
Autism in Mann

Jenny's 'Drop In' at Centre 21 is on Thursday 19th January from 1pm to 3pm.
Centre 21 is on Greenfield Road in Douglas. The road leading up to UCM.
Everyone is welcome!

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