Autism School for Special Needs in Markham & Toronto – GTA
AIM Community Contribution in 2016
“We serve children and the community in ways that you can see and measure.”
Please join our annual Toonie 4 Autism campaign to raise autism awareness and funds for our programs during the month of April. If you are interested in joining our campaign to help raise awareness at your place of work or school, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Autism is a growing challenge in Ontario with 1 in 68 children diagnosed with autism. AIM focus on providing early intervention services for children from age 2.5 -10. Our School Readiness Program, Social Skills Program and Subsidized Intensive Behaviour Intervention (IBI) Therapy Program are all subsidized programs that we provide to families living with autism regardless of their financial resources.
What is Autism?
Autism is not an illness. It’s a difference in the way the brain develops, and it shapes how children with autism interact and communicate. Friends, family and people in the community may not know how to respond to children with autism. Each child with autism is unique. But at heart, we are all the same. We need affection, acceptance, and space to be ourselves. The greatest thing you can do is be a friend. Be kind, and be inclusive. If our communities come together supportively, every child with autism can reach his or her full potential.