At MAIN we support people, not ‘cases’ or ‘numbers’.

Our team includes dedicated parents, who have each individually adapted to living with Autism in its various forms. The MAIN team has the skills, experience and motivation to offer first hand support and advice to people of all ages living with Autism and Attention-Related Conditions.

MAIN exists to offer advice and services tailored to individuals and families living with Autism, to raise their aspirations, empower themselves, and to have the confidence to ‘wear the T-shirt with a smile’.

Our ambition is to change society’s perceptions of Autism, and to increase understanding of the challenges and opportunities that living with Autism brings.

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The seminar on Mindfulness held on 18 December was the last event MAIN will be holding in 2013 and it went very well indeed with some very positive feedback from participants.

This year has been a very busy year for the Events Team, with the start of the year fulfilling the obligations of the contract between MAIN and MVDA to deliver training to parents and carers in Middlesbrough. This training not only empowered parents/carers but gave them the skills they need to support the individuals they care for.

In July MAIN were engaged in a contract with Middlesbrough Borough Council to deliver awareness training to their staff in line with the requirements of the Autism Strategy (2010). To date over a thousand people have received this training which has received very positive feedback.
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