The Autism Jersey Advisory Council is launched…
The Autism Jersey Advisory Council (AJAC) will be comprised entirely of Autistic individuals being a first for Channel Islands and possibly the first Advisory Council of its kind to be Chaired and comprised entirely of autistic individuals.
The Advisory Council will act as a resource of practical expertise that the board of trustees can draw on when the informed views of Autistic Individuals are prevalent to the decision making process. The Advisory Council will also have a larger mandate of promoting awareness, making recommendations to the board of trustees and engaging with the autism community on behalf of Autism Jersey.
Jonathan Channing – Chair of Autism Jersey Advisory Council said
“The creation of a council of this kind shows Autism Jersey’s continued commitment to being an autism first charity by including autistic Individuals views in the decision making process and utilising their unique expertise to support and inform senior management and the board of trustees. Awareness and autism in the community will also be at the forefront of our mandate and a key objective of the council’s Terms of Reference ”
The wheels are already in motion, the council’s Terms of Reference have been written and the recruitment process of council members has started. The council members will be decided by the chair of the council in conjunction with the Board of Trustees.
If you are autistic and interested in being apart of the council or know someone who is autistic and wanting to be more involved with Jersey’s leading autism charity then please contact us today! Those interested in being considered for the council or hearing more should email firstname.lastname@example.org