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

Thank you Kerry for sharing this link -

Autism in Mann
Autism in Mann

Northern 'Drop In' - everyone welcome!
Call in to see Jenny next Wednesday (14th June) at Jurby Community Centre from 9.30am to 12 noon.
Please note this 'Drop In' is a week earlier than usual this month.

Autism in Mann
Autism in Mann

We are looking to build up a stock of autism-related books for families to borrow. If you have any books you no longer use, we would be grateful for all donations.
You could take the books along to any of the ‘Drop In’ sessions...

Autism in Mann
Autism in Mann

We have been contacted by Blake Priddle telling us about his book – ‘Good Morning, Blake: Growing Up Autistic and Being Okay.’ The book is available on Amazon.

‘Echolalia, dysfluency, sensory disintegration, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and self-stimulatory behaviours are all touched...

Autism in Mann
Autism in Mann

The June Newsletter is on its way to AiM members!

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