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


Our programmes

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!

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Freedom2Choose programme offers young people with physical disabilities and allied additional needs aged between the ages 14 - 25, recreation and social space, skills development and supported events/activities independently of families and carers. Our current programme runs until `15th of December 2018. 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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Support for even more young people at Lilac House!

Autonomie opens new centre and enhances services. Oliver Jeffers, patron of the charity recently performed a ribbon-cutting ceremony at LILAC House in south Belfast..jpg

Support for even more young people at Lilac House

2018 is a very exciting time at Autonomie. We have opened a new centre, Lilac House (Linked Independent Living and Advice Centre), in south Belfast. We have extended our team and have enhanced our services allowing us to support even more children and young people, parents, carers and siblings in Belfast and surrounding areas.

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"Our daughter's confidence has grown 1000 per centre and she is much happier I really can't thank you enough for what you have done for her."