To make their town more autism friendly, parents of autistic children, led by a former educator and ABA therapist, formed a volunteer group and partnered with the business community to develop easy, practical solutions to raise autism awareness and become more accessible. This guidebook details their stories and provides over 50 pages of training materials.
The group launched Canada's first autism friendly hotel, developed strategic small business partnerships, and taught schools and even a hospital how to better meet the everyday needs of people on the autism spectrum or with other sensory challenges.
Because of their pioneering efforts, AIM has become a world leader in adaptation and inclusion, and prompted media recognition of Channel-Port aux Basques as the most autism friendly town in Canada. AIM's work is not only inspiring, it also serves as a practical community model for others to follow.
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