Suki Choi, Director/Founder
Autism In Mind Children’s Charity (AIM) was founded in 2011 to give children with autism an equal opportunity in life.
It started with just one child. When I first started a daycare business in Markham, I was approached by a family whose son had been on the government waitlist for autism therapy for 4 years. Moved by their situation, I organized a fundraiser. The response from the community and the daycare parents was so generous, I knew we could do even more.
My team of volunteers began fundraising on behalf of other local families, to help their children access professional therapy. We also began organizing free Social Saturdays for children with autism and that's how this all began.
The momentum of these small acts of kindness gathered. Within just a few years, AIM became a Canadian registered charity and one of York Region's leading service providers for children with autism.
This year, we opened our door for AIM Without Limits (AWL) Private School to offer the best quality elementary education program with our wonderful multidisciplinary professionals. AWL is one of a kind private school system in Ontario that offers ABA/OT/SLP/Psychologist service on top of Ontario Curriculum with fun and engaging strength building afterschool programs like coding, music, art and fitness.
Our school project is another beginning of our big dream. With our dedicated staff who share the same value, we will continue to develop programs for children and individuals with autism in our community.