Autism-friendly in Jersey

The Co-op Grand Marché in St Helier and St Peter hold a quiet hour from 3 to 4 pm every Monday afternoon. Their staff have been trained in autism awareness.

Jersey Heritage have drawn up Visual Stories for each of their sites, to help visitors to the castles and museums. Here’s an example of one at Mont Orgueil Castle.

Les Quennevais Sports Centre have introduced autism-friendly swimming sessions on the first Sunday of each month (from 3 June 2018). The sessions, from 2-3 pm, are open to everyone and normal entry fees will apply (including free admission for Active card holders). Click here for the autism swimming story board.

Cineworld Jersey hold an autism-friendly screening on the first Sunday of each month. During these screenings lighting is kept on, volume levels are reduced, there are no adverts or trailers, seating is not allocated and customers are allowed to bring in their own food.

The Entertainer toy shop in Bath Street have introduced a Quiet Hour every Saturday morning, from 9 to 10 am. They are happy to turn off the music and make it a welcoming environment for children who have autism. You can phone ahead of your visit if you need to.