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Adult services

Attending club has made me more independent and outgoing. It means I have a bigger variety of things to do with my week

 

Adult Social Club

The Adult Social Club is provided for people who are on the autism spectrum to enjoy social interaction and meet with others twice a week.

On a Tuesday they enjoy a variety of different activities chosen by the members at the beginning of the month. These can include meals out, cinema, bowling, swimming, pub quizzes and trips to the theatre.

On a Thursday evening they meet to enjoy a relaxed and welcoming environment where they can sit and chat or enjoy table tennis, pool and games.

The club has facilitators and a team of volunteers that oversee the logistics of the club, such as booking tables, arranging tickets and sorting transport, but the members have control of how the club is run.

For more information, please call Charlaine on 07829 777310 or email c.duncan@autismjersey.org.

Club has made me a happier person and more fulfilled. I am more confident and have far better social skills

 

Jersey Adult Autism Service  

JAAS is a service run by the Health and Social Services Department for adults who think they may have autism or for those who already have a diagnosis. It is also for their families and carers.

With support from Autism Jersey, it holds a weekly drop-in session from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm on a Tuesday afternoon at St James’ Centre, Le Breton Lane, St Helier. It helps people on the autism spectrum access a range of services and opportunities, including help with diagnostic assessments, post-diagnosis support and autism training.

The Jersey Adult Autism Service offers a six-week course to adults who receive a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). This is to assist them:

  • learn more about ASC
  • find out how ASC affects them personally
  • meet others who have a diagnosis
  • identify further advice or support they may need

For more information, please call 445723 or email JAAS@health.gov.je