In 2012 Adults in Motion was the subject of an Open Door documentary made by Morningside Productions and shown on TV3. Click on links above, to view.
A.I.M. (Adults in Motion) Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that was set up in 2006 by a group of concerned parents and caregivers who recognized that there was a lack of services for young adults with intellectual disabilities in the Rodney District.
In 2007, AIM became an incorporated society, with charitable status granted on
21 May 2008. Registration number: CC24632
We provide a vocational service for young adults with physical and/or intellectual disability. Our focus is on providing meaningful community participation opportunities and work experience where possible.
Our programmes are geared to individual needs and goals, and concentrate on developing life, social, numeracy and literacy skills.
AIM (Adults in Motion) Incorporated is governed by an Executive Committee, elected annually by its members. Any person/group/organisation that has an interest in people with special needs and agrees with the purposes of AIM, may become a member of this Society by submitting a membership application form and upon payment of subscription. If you are interested in joining, please contact the office for more information.
AIM was initially based at 3/27 Glenmore Drive, Warkworth but later moved to its current premises at 16 Auckland Road, Warkworth, which it leases from the Rodney Health Charitable Trust.
AIM now operates for four days a week throughout the year and provides services to twelve young adult participants from the Rodney area, who attend each week. Each participant's programme contains elements of individual goals, as well as developing community participation.
The Programme Manager is appointed by the Executive Committee and is responsible for organizing the day to day operations, within the guidelines set down by the committee.
Our programmes assist participants to integrate into their local community, and to increase their self-esteem and independence by teaching them life and social skills.
Regular attendance at AIM also benefits families by helping to relieve the stress associated with care-giving.
We focus on raising awareness about disability issues in the wider community, and we help to promote a more inclusive, accepting society.
A newsletter is sent out regularly to all members and highlights the various activities that participants take part in. Many of these activities are outside of the AIM premises.