Child Development Centre
In Jersey, the States-run Child Development Centre helps children with various disabilities or difficulties. Treatment for children may be in the form of treatment sessions, joint therapy sessions, group sessions, advice and support, or referral elsewhere.
A new initiative, launched in 2016, aims to help people with a particular condition or disability to explain their communication needs subtly and succinctly in their everyday lives. The Connect card is meant for anyone with a condition or disability that might affect their ability to communicate and interact. Read more here.
Parent Forum Jersey
Parent Forum Jersey is a new, independent group, set up in 2016, being developed with and for parents and carers who have children and young people living with special needs. It covers all ages from birth to 25. The aim is to use parents’ knowledge, expertise and experience to plan and improve services. It is supported by several States departments. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Santé Occupational Therapy
Anne-Laure Jackson, who is based in St Helier, helps children and adults who have sensory processing difficulties. Her services include coaching online, as well as face-to-face therapy and personalised support. Read more here.
Youth Inclusion Project
The Youth Inclusion Project is a Jersey Youth Service initiative that provides youth clubs and social opportunities for young people in Jersey with various special needs and disabilities. Throughout the year, they offer four youth club sessions per week for young people aged 11 to 25. Additional activities run throughout the summer holidays. Once a year, they also run a five-month personal development programme called Included. For more information, contact Inclusion Project Youth Worker Adelina d’Orleans.
Mobile: 07797 758289
Acorn Reuse Centre
Autism Jersey are delighted to be partner charities with the new Acorn Reuse Centre at La Collette. The social enterprise, run by the Jersey Employment Trust, will benefit the environment by reusing and upcycling tonnes of unwanted items, while also providing training and employment opportunities. Click here to find out what you can recycle and opening hours.
National Autistic Society
BILD (the British Institute of Learning Disabilities)
The Autism UK Forum
Autism Education Trust
Autism Schools Trust