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Autism Jersey retains its accredited status

Press release issued 27.11.17 Autism Jersey have maintained the high standards required of Autism Accreditation, having retained their accredited status under an internationally recognised scheme run under the auspices of the National Autistic Society. Autism Jersey was first accredited in…

Three-year journey from unemployed to Board Apprentice

Autism Jersey has appointed a young man who is on the autism spectrum to be an apprentice on its Board of Trustees. Jonathan Channing approached the charity with the idea. Chairman Nick Winsor explained why he said: ‘You’re hired’. ‘Jonathan…

We are taking off with Blue Islands

Blue Islands will be raising money and increasing the profile of six Channel Island charities over the coming three months, with their logos placed onto the side of one of its aircraft and passengers asked to donate across the 1,000…

Co-Op to hold Channel Islands’ first Autism Hour

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society is the first business to be holding an Autism Hour in Jersey. They are working with Autism Jersey, who are joining in with an initiative from the National Autistic Society. In an Autism Hour, businesses…

JT Golf Day raises over £20,000

The annual Autism Jersey golf day, sponsored by JT, took place on Friday 11 August at La Moye Golf Club, raising more than £20,000 for the charity. A dry day and yet another excellent turnout ensured the success of the…

Autism Jersey AGM

Tuesday 12 September 2017 At the Town Hall, St Helier Please join us to celebrate another year of our important work at Autism Jersey. 6 pm: Presentation of the Annual Report by our Chairman Nick Winsor, Treasurer Brendan Dowling and…

A Life Less Ordinary

On Thursday 28 September, as part of the Jersey Festival of Words, Shtum author Jem Lester will be part of a panel who will talk about the challenges faced when attempting to communicate without the common senses. In his book,…

On the move

Our lease is up and it’s time to pack our bags and head across town. In our new home we will have more modern office space, and a courtyard too – and it’s all less than a minute to the…

Autism friendly awards

In June, representatives of Island businesses including Ports of Jersey, dentists and banks, attended a meeting at the Town Hall to hear about the National Autistic Society’s autism-friendly awards. Accreditation adviser with the NAS, David Slocombe, explained that there are…

Is your business autism-friendly?

Did you know more than one in 100 of your customers are autistic? Would you like to find out how you can make their experiences better? Many autistic people and their families struggle to access essential community spaces, businesses and…