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

There are still places available for the Northern Disability Swimming Session at Ramsey Swimming Pool tomorrow (Friday 12th) from 4pm to 5pm.
Every child must have a responsible adult in the water with them at all times.

Autism in Mann
Autism in Mann

Have you ever thought about how autism friendly your business or workplace is?

Some people with Autism Spectrum Conditions can be particularly sensitive to light and sound, meaning they get distressed or uncomfortable in areas that are crowded, noisy, or too...

Autism in Mann
Autism in Mann

Many of our members already know about the Essential Companion Scheme at the Villa Gaiety.
Just a reminder for those families who have not already signed up, the scheme grants members a complimentary ticket with the purchase of a full-priced ticket, so that...

Autism in Mann
Autism in Mann

Join Jenny on Thursday morning at the Family Library for Lego Club
With Manx Mencap

Autism in Mann
Autism in Mann

The Sunflower Lanyard scheme was started to help raise awareness that, even if you cannot see a disability, the wearer may have a hidden disability and needs a little extra support.

If you're interacting with someone wearing the green lanyard, they...

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