Autism involves social and communication difficulties. By offering specialized programs to children with autism early on, we can help them learn to advocate for themselves, connect with others in schools, work settings, and the greater community, and help them take pride in their neurodiversity.
My goal is to help children with autism actualize their strengths that will benefit them, their families, their friends, and their communities.
“The highest result of education is tolerance” – Hellen Keller
At AIM, we always seek for the highest possible results in empowering our community with equitable access to a meaningful education. When individuals from all walks of life can experience and learn from new perspectives, experiences, ways of life, cultures, and countries, we start to dissolve the invisible barriers that can keep us socially distant.
Different does not mean less. A community that accepts and tolerates each other’s differences demonstrates compassion and the strength of unity.
The back-to-school season that we expect every September has always been stressful for many families. Going back to school this September during an ongoing pandemic will be even more stressful, especially for students with autism/autistic individuals, since our education systems will be operating with multiple uncertainties and limited resources. This is why AIM is starting a private elementary school this September, called AIM Without Limits, to empower students and families with a meaningful education option that is delivered with the utmost care and efficacy.
The AIM Without Limits program is the foundation we have built for and with our autistic learners/children with Autism. AIM provides programming, support, and services that young autistic children/ children with autism can use to accomplish their individual goals, regardless of their family’s financial situation.
We want to grow with our children and continue to provide them equal opportunity to learn and reach their potential. This is why AIM Without Limits School for Children with Autism will be opening this September!
AIM Without Limits School will offer programs for children from to Grade 8 with Ontario Certified Teachers, Applied Behaviour Analysts and Therapy Team, Psychologist, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists and more. Built into the programming will be Life Skills programs, which include skills like learning to wash and fold laundry, using public transit, and money and banking skills. Vocational Programs, Afterschool Programs which include; yoga, arts/music and homework club, and a Best Buddy system will also offer opportunities to interact with neurotypical peers, in order to develop meaningful friendships in a safe environment.
This is a huge endeavour for AIM, we know with your help we can achieve our goal of $88,000.00 ensuring our students are receiving the best education possible!
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Oct 25||Mary Hand & Adam Butler||$50.00|
|Oct 24||Sarah Bandey||$50.00|