AIM

AUTISM IN MIND (AIM) CHILDREN’S CHARITY was founded in 2011 by Suki Choi who wanted to make a difference in the lives of children with autism. They all share a common goal: to bring communities together to accept, understand and support children with autism so that they can have a brighter future.

Our SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAMS and INTENSIVE BEHAVIOUR INTERVENTION (IBI) THERAPY PROGRAM are the cornerstone of AIM’s work. These programs focus on improving communication and social skills and help children with autism integrate into their communities and communicate without barriers. Our IBI Therapy Program applies the method of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in which “learning to learn” behaviours of imitation, co-operation and attention are taught in a one-to-one setting.

While starting treatment and therapy programs early are highly recommended especially before a child begins grade school, it can be financially challenging for some parents and families. Awaiting approval for government assistance and other financial aid can take years. Our programs allow children with autism to continue to learn and develop their communication and social skills without interruption during their critical years. We prepare the children with the tools and skills to integrate more easily in their environments when they begin grade school and continue working with them thereafter in learning new skills.

Our programs are fully managed by volunteers and funded by generous supporters, corporate grants, and from various fundraising events held throughout the year.


OUR VISION

FOSTER AN INCLUSIVE SOCIETY WITH NO BARRIERS FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM.


OUR MISSION

1. Raise awareness and acceptance in our communities, challenge the social stigmas of autism and help people to
understand that children with autism are just different, not less.
2. Enhance the lives of children with autism through our programs and support their participation in the community.


AIM Team Members

  • Elin Lee
    Elin Lee Program Facilitator
  • Jennifer Kim-Choi
    Jennifer Kim-Choi Program Administrator
  • Edith Kwan
    Edith Kwan Instructor Therapist
  • Widad Farran
    Widad Farran Instructor Therapist
  • Cindy Guan
    Cindy Guan Instructor Therapist
  • Asma Iqbal
    Asma Iqbal Instructor Therapist
  • Miguel Rivera
    Miguel Rivera Instructor Therapist
  • Oscar Chang
    Oscar Chang Instructor Therapist
  • Natisha Blackwood
    Natisha Blackwood Instructor Therapist
  • Michelle Poon
    Michelle Poon Instructor Therapist

Board Members

  • Elin Lee
    Elin Lee Program Facilitator
  • Jennifer Kim-Choi
    Jennifer Kim-Choi Program Administrator
  • Edith Kwan
    Edith Kwan Instructor Therapist
  • Widad Farran
    Widad Farran Instructor Therapist
  • Cindy Guan
    Cindy Guan Instructor Therapist
  • Asma Iqbal
    Asma Iqbal Instructor Therapist
  • Miguel Rivera
    Miguel Rivera Instructor Therapist
  • Oscar Chang
    Oscar Chang Instructor Therapist
  • Natisha Blackwood
    Natisha Blackwood Instructor Therapist
  • Michelle Poon
    Michelle Poon Instructor Therapist