I first come across AIM through a recommendation from another send mum. She said how she thought it would be great for my middle son age 5, and for me too! 

So we went along to a group in woolwich with both my sons we was  welcomed and and both boys enjoyed it. 

We came back again in the half term. We would go every week but unfortunately my middle son uses transport in order to get to school at doesnt get home until 4.45pm. 

There was an incident at my sons school, where he was assaulted by a TA. 

During this time my 2 littlest ones were poorly, when the incident happened I was functioning on around 3 hours broken sleep. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I didnt know how to handle this situation in all honestly I didnt know what to do. So I messaged Emma explained what happened and if she had any advice? She replied and said she would be happy to attend the meeting with me and riley. Shes a mum with kids herself who came with me with very minimal notice . 

My son felt alot of ease with Emma there, I’m his mum but having Emma there made him reassured that someone was on his side. 

As a mum with these kind of meetings sometimes your so overwhelmed yourself and worrying about your child questions you need to ask you dont.

Originally the school wasnt going to remove the TA from his class, well Emma sorted that out they swiftly changed their mind and she was removed from the class pretty much immediately.  

I felt having Emma there they took us a bit more seriously than if I went on my own. 

Since then I have had regular contact with Emma and my son has spoken to her on the phone. 

I cant say that many organisations would have had this personal approach support us how AIM has! 

AIM is one of a kind and I honestly cant thank AIM enough.


AIM is a friendly inviting at inclusive atmosphere. Children are included in the activities. Open spaces for children to explore. Lovely surprise on the baking activities. Very supportive. You can find a peer group here, with relatable parents and carers. 

AIM is a great source of support and help and has helped me and my son to gain confidence every day.

AIM has helped build my confidence up about taking my boy out in public as it’s a very calming environment for him. He usually gets very panicked if we go anywhere else & upset but loves group. I believe it has built up my sons confidence too & it’s one of the only things my son enjoys.

For my son, he has a direct way of interacting if he chooses to.

“It is a really lovely space. The children have had a really good time, lots of activities. I have loved it chatting with the adults has been great”.

“A.I.M Fantastic, such a lifeline for young people and their families, who would otherwise be isolated in society. Embracing difference!”.