July 27, 2022, On the Wight: The Isle of Wight’s first and much-needed community space for Autistic residents of all ages becoming a reality https://onthewight.com/the-isle-of-wights-first-and-much-needed-community-space-for-autistic-residents-of-all-ages-becoming-a-reality/
The charity now needs to raise £2,500 to make the space a safe and stable environment for all Autistic Islanders
Autism Inclusion Matters (AIM) is an Isle of Wight-based organisation created and run by Autistic people, and part of the People Matter IW charity.
AIM provides numerous support and services for the Island’s Autistic community and are working hard to create the Island’s first and much-needed community space for Autistic residents of all ages….
Show your support
AIM are hoping to raise £2,500 towards the works needed and have set up a Go Fund Me Appeal.
If you are able to support the fundraiser, pop over to the Go Fund Me page to add your donation or alternatively buy and Ikea Gift Card….
They hold groups and activities for Autistic adults and young people and run a sensory library. Aim is also involved with various organisations to ensure lived Autistic experience is used to improve services.
Anyone who is Autistic, going through diagnosis or thinking about getting a diagnosis can become a member. They don’t exclude anyone from using their support and understand getting a diagnosis can be complex so they welcome self-diagnosis in all of their groups and activities….
Making sure every Autistic person has a voice
AIM works hard to campaign for better support and recognition for Autistic people, so they set up the Autism Partnership Board, which they organise and chair.
The Partnership Board is organised and chaired by Autistic people, for Autistic people. It is a place where those that are working hard to improve the lives of Autistic people, whether they are adults or children, will meet to discuss issues, problem-solve, make action plans and work together to make things better. It will make sure that every Autistic person has a voice….