What is AIM?
AIM is a group on the Isle of Wight for adults (over 18) who have Autism or Aspergers, also known as an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC). It is not a group for parents or carers, or professionals.
AIM is a user lead group. This means that with support, people who have ASD will decide what happens in the group and help to run the groups.
How can I be involved?
We now have funding for a social group. This used to be called ‘The ATeam’ This social group is aimed at helping people who have ASD who may feel lonely, or find it difficult to meet people and make friends.
The group will choose where to meet together and what activities to do. We will support members to find people who have shared interests, and build friendships. We hope to have a range of activities that are chosen by members.
We hope that this group will become run by its members and we encourage anyone who wants to help in any way to run the group to let us know.
We also have an advocacy group, to listen to what adults with ASD have to say about life on the Isle of Wight, and to make changes.
We are creating new ways of doing this to involve more people, to listen to more people and to make sure that services and businesses listen to what you have to say and act on it.
If you would like more information or to be involved, fill out and return our contact form –
AIM is supported by a partnership between Way Forward, Positive Difference and People Matter IW. These organisations work together to support the group.