Beresford Street Kitchen
Beresford Street Kitchen (BSK) is a social enterprise providing training and employment for people with learning disabilities and autism. Read more here.
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
We are affiliate members of the Parent Forum Jersey, which was set up in 2016, 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. Read more here.
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.
A new opt-in register for children with disabilities and their families has been set up by the States.
It’s planned to share information about services and support available in the island, but will also come with other perks like a membership card offering discounts and access to the front of the queue at some attractions.
The Max Card is already accepted across the UK, and local businesses are being asked to consider joining the scheme.
Further information can be found here:
Brighter Futures is a charity that supports parents, carers, children and young people in Jersey. They provide a number of free programmes and services to help support the parents and carers locally.
Parentscope is a local, free and regular drop-in session where all parents and carers of children aged between 3-16 years of age have access to a range of qualified professionals from Education, Health and the Police to discuss any worries or concerns you may have about your child. These sessions are held once every half term, in various locations.
National Autistic Society
BILD (the British Institute of Learning Disabilities)
The Autism UK Forum
Autism Education Trust
Autism Schools Trust