AsIAm.ie aims to provide a one-stop shop for the autism community in Ireland. From providing the public and those with the condition with a portal of information about Autism, to serving a platform for people affected by autism to share their stories and views, to providing a strong voice for the concerns of the community – AsIAm.ie has it all.
We sum up our aims under four key headings;
Educate: We hope, through increasing and improving accessibility of information, to equip people with autism and their families to understand the condition better. Additionally we hope to articulate and effectively communicate issues of concern to the autism community, to those working with people with the condition and the general public. Helping to build a more informed and understanding society.
Empower: We passionately believe in providing those in the autism community with the tools to reach their potential. We believe that for too long those with autism have been told what their needs are and what to do about them. We aim to be a user-led initiative, developing projects and campaigns based on the issues brought forward by our users, additionally we hope that through providing a platform we can help those affected by autism to speak up about their concerns and to raise attention to issues of concern in their own lives.
Advocate: Acting as a hub for the autism community in Ireland we hope to be able to draw on common areas of concern raised by our users and to develop public awareness and policy campaigns around those issues.
Community: We aim to provide a safe, pleasant space for the autism community to share experiences, concerns and ideas with others with similar experiences, breaking down the geographical and social isolation which has for so long plagued people with autism and their families.