Empowering young people with additional needs to develop the skills to live independently and achieve their potential.


2019 is a very exciting time at Autonomie. Our modern and fully accessible centre Lilac House (Linked Independent Living and Advice Centre) allows us to support even more children and young people, parents, carers and siblings in Belfast and surrounding areas.

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Programmes we offer

What Next?

What Next? programme runs 2 days per week. Promoting positive mental health and practical learning that’s fun, this skills-based activities programme offers young people living with physical disabilities and additional needs aged between 16 and 25 a chance to learn life skills, gain education and work focus training, try independent living and more! What Next? is supported by The National Lottery Community Fund.

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Freedom2Choose programme offers young people with physical disabilities and allied additional needs aged between the ages 16 - 25, recreation and social space, skills development and supported events/activities independently of families and carers. To learn more and to register speak to a member of our team! 

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Be a Champion

Right now we are looking for amazing volunteers who are passionate about helping young people with disabilities and allied additional needs reach their potential and lead fuller and more independent lives. Be a champion - Volunteer!

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Issues we are tackling


Young people can access volunteering opportunities!

Volunteer Conor being presented with his 50 and 100 Millennium Volunteer hours certificates. Pictured L-R Conor and Services Manager, Lynne Morrison.


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"I love to come to Autonomie, it helps us with our everyday lives. it helps us with our confidence” Alisha

What Next? programme supported by The National Lottery Community Fund

What Next? programme supported by The National Lottery Community Fund