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Autism Services for Special Needs in Markham & Toronto – GTA

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AIM Community Contribution since 2014

“We serve children and the community in ways that you can see and measure.”

260 +

Children Served

9000 +

Subsidized IBI Hours Provided

2100 +

Subsidized Social Skills Sessions Delivered

8400 +

Volunteer Hours Honoured

Founder’s Story

Autism In Mind Children’s Charity (AIM) was founded in 2011 by Suki Choi who wanted to give children with autism an equal opportunity in life.

It started with just one child. When Suki first started her daycare business in Markham, she was approached by a family whose son had been on the government waitlist for autism therapy for 4 years. Moved by their situation, Suki organized a fundraiser. The response from the community and the daycare parents was so generous, Suki knew they could do even more...
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Autism Intro

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.

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Programs designed to prepare for life outside of IBI

We are pleased to partner with the City of Markham to introduce students to Cornell Community Centre and Library as part of a School Readiness Program activity, designed to familiarize them with large public spaces and generalize skills they learn in one-to-one IBI sessions. “It’s really important for our children with autism to experience going to a community centre […]

Doors Open to AIM’s New Home

It all started with a dream to help one struggling family with the cost of autism therapy. That dream grew to expanding our reach to just a few more families, then in to more community outreach. Today, we are proud of how that dream has multiplied. It is hard to imagine that 5 years later […]

From Impossible to Inevitable

Written by: Tamara Fernandez, Therapist at Autism in Mind Children’s Charity Christopher Reeves says, “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable”. AIM’s vision allows dreams to become inevitable; reflected in our children. Whether it be the dreams of our […]

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