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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.

Farm School Jersey operate “Sprouts Clubs” for children aged 6+ with specialist and/or additional needs. There is currently no accessible toilet but they do have plans to build one. Otherwise, the rest of the farm is accessible. 

https://www.thefarmschoolinitiative.com/sprouts-farm-club2018/ 

Motion Studio offer animation and digital art from professional artists, makers and animators. The staff are SPELL trained so have some understanding of the needs of children and young people with autism.

http://www.motionstudiojersey.com/

Jersey Sport have various activities throughout the year. In particular, Mick McCue arranges boxing sessions and is great with kids with autism and special needs

https://www.jerseysport.je/ 

Active Kids Jersey is the place for children with learning disabilities to build their fitness, develop their confidence, increase their physical and mental wellbeing and have a whole load of fun in the process! 

http://www.jod.je/kb5/jersey/directory/service.page?id=LL-CMR9ButA

Julia Renault offers art classes, she has specific teaching qualifications. There are various courses available.

http://www.juliarenault.com/about/

Youth Arts Trust are the only Youth Arts facility in Jersey with their own Performing Arts space, three fully equipped Rehearsal Rooms, a 48 Track Digital Recording Studio, a Radio Station plus Visual Media, Dance and Drama facilities. Various courses, workshops event and facilities are available. 

http://www.youthartsjersey.com/courses

Ports of Jersey have recently introduced a hidden disability scheme. they will be offering sunflower badges and lanyards to let people signal that they might need more time or help.

Badges and lanyards will be available for free from the Special Assistance Desk at the Airport Departures Terminal, and can also be used at the Harbour terminals.

http://www.ports.je/Pages/default.aspx

Liberty Bus have recently introduced a new storybook designed to help children and young people with disabilities to travel independently on the bus. The book can be purchased from various locations in St Helier, including the main Bus station and our offices in Patriotic Place. 

https://libertybus.je/news/432/Travel%20training%20storybook#.XGbW9-T7SUk

Salon Figaro Ltd on St Saviour’s Road, St Helier, has recently introduced an “Autism Friendly” service. This operates every Thursday between 9.00-11.00am and 4.00-5.00pm. Further details can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/Salon-Figaro-Ltd-497890973603152/

 

We continue to liaise with other local organisations in order to produce more autism friendly venues and services in Jersey.

If you are aware of any other autism friendly venues in Jersey, please do let us know by calling 871888 or email ajadmin@autismjersey.org . 

 

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