About Autism in motion

Supporting and enhancing the lives families of children with Autism and related conditions in Merseyside

Activities at autism in motion

Social events and activities are an essential part of the work we do, instructors are handpicked based on experience, understanding, knowledge and personality


We have in excess of 5000 members across our social media sites, currently accessing support, information and guidance through this medium

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the Autism in motion Team

At Autism in Motion we have one aim; to support and enhance the lives of
families and children on the Autism Spectrum.

Carmel AIM Autism Liverpool

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Frequently asked questions

Also called ASD, (Autism spectrum disorder) and ASC (autism spectrum condition) Asperger’s is no longer a diagnosable term but it is still a term that is used instead of Autism. Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them. Autistic people may act in a different way to other people.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioural disorder that includes symptoms such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
Symptoms of ADHD tend to be noticed at an early age and may become more noticeable when a child’s circumstances change, such as when they start school.

This put simply is the diagnostic process for both ASD/ADHD. In Liverpool these are separate pathways but there are plans to join these into a neurological pathway as these often overlap.

The DSM 5 is the Diagnostic and statisticsal manual of mental disorders, put simply it is the framework for which a diagnosis for Autism can be given. There are set criteria for a diagnosis which are laid out within the manual.

Paediatricians are doctors who manage medical conditions affecting infants, children and young people. Community Paediatrics – these doctors are based in the community and look after children with developmental, social or behavioural problems and those with a physical disability.

EHAT is a tool used for gathering information and a standard approach in assessment for the identification of Early Help needs. The EHAT helps practitioners to gather and understand information about the needs and strengths of children and the family.

An education, health and care (EHC) plan is for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available through special educational needs support.

Our Parents say

Amazing local group run by selfless volunteers who give up their own time with their own families to give support and offer activities for children with additional needs!
This is our review about you fabulous people xx. Well what can I say Autism in motion you have completely changed our lives . We now have a social life but not only do the children have activity groups to look forward to going to but so do we as parents.
What wonderful people. Always there to answer any questions on autism that you may have and if they don’t have a answer I know 100% they will find it out for you ASAP
They have supported both me and my daughter through diagnosis, meltdowns and beyond. Ella has come on so much since going along to their groups. She has developed much more of a social understanding and has a place she feels like she belongs.

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