As part of our 'Boundaries and Limitations' themed programme, participants will visit Ark Farm to undertake field research by examining what animals prefer to live in a 'free environment' while others prefer a pen/run. Includes a picnic lunch and Evaluation.
Autonomie is delighted to host Mums' Pamper Evening on Friday 15 June. As part of Carers Week 2018, the event aims to promote relaxation and offers guests relaxation techniques using essential oils and tips on Self Care.
Refreshments will be available for each guest.
7.00 pm - 9.00 pm, Friday 15 June, Lilac House, 4 Sandhurst Road, Belfast, BT7 1PW
This event is part of Autonomie's Family Support Services.
On Friday 15 June, young male service users can enjoy an evening out at the Odyssey Complex, Belfast.
Places are strictly limited. To find out more and to reserve your place, please contact our Freedom2Choose Programme Coordinator Lynne Morrison by telephone on 028 95918051 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
All members are asked to make a voluntary donation of £3 for this event.
On Saturday 9 June zoologist, Catherine Bennett is bringing her Animal Jungle Show to Autonomie and participants will look at what animals live solitary lives and what animals like to lie with others - and what happens when you mix this up
This will be followed by 'Make your own Pizza'!
As part of our programme themed 'Personal Boundaries and Limitations'. Young people will get a chance to have a ten pin bowling experience at the busy Odyssey Bowl, Belfast.
This practical and fun activity will give participants a chance to develop awareness of appropriate behaviours towards a range of people, including showing respect for each player by sitting in designated places and showing respect for each player by giving them space to play.
Our work is underpinned by listening and robust research. We listen to many voices. We hear directly from young people and it's important too that we hear from their families.
We would like to extend an invite to carers and parents to join us for a Parent Forum meeting on Saturday 26 May starting at 2.00 pm.
Further details will be available soon.
This is part two of a two part Boundaries and Limitations activities workshop for young people with additional needs. The course will take a practical approach, allowing participants to further explore the concept of respect, whether earned or to be earned - and look at personal space and when and why it is important to be respected.
The Theme of this programme is 'Personal Boundaries and Limitations'. During this workshop, participants can choose to take part in a variety of exercises to build skills in identifying and respecting personal boundaries and limitations. This session is the first of a two-day workshop and it will introduce the concepts of recognising our own and other people's boundaries, comfort zones, and individual differences in a fun, interactive way.
Come meet our team, see our new, modern and fully accessible centre LILAC House (Linked Independent Living and Advice Centre)! Find out about our new and existing activity programmes for children and young people with a disability and find out how our new family support programmes.
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Join us for the Autonomie Musical Extravaganza on Saturday, 14 April! Young people have been working really hard from January to now to bring you an afternoon of music, song, dramatics, and even solo performances!
A great family fun afternoon to be had and Afternoon Tea will be served after the show by the young people, staff and volunteers.
It's dress rehearsal time at Freedom2Choose on Saturday, 7 April as young people prepare for the Autonomie Musical Extravaganza on Saturday 14 April! Everyone is super excited about the performance and all our young people have worked so hard so well done everyone!
Freedom2Choose is back! Following the Bank Holiday break, on Saturday 24 April we have another fun-filled, exciting session ahead. Young people will continue with 'Autonomie Musical Extravaganza' practice.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Event postponed due to recent adverse weather which resulted in the cancellation of a practice session. On Saturday 10 March young people will continue with a practice session followed by burger and chips.
On Saturday 3 March 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Finaghy Youth Centre, we have another fun-packed ‘Autonomie Musical Extravaganza’ practice session in store - the last practice session before the show on Saturday 10 March 2018.
We've another fun-packed 'Autonomie Musical Extravaganza' practice session in store for young people on Saturday 23 February 2018. 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Finaghy Youth Centre, Belfast
On Saturday 17 February, young people will be continuing with their preparation for the 'Autonomie Musical Extravaganza' by practicing their dance moves and making masks.
On Saturday 3 February young people will continue with preparations for the 'Autonomie Musical Extravaganza' and also get a chance to take part in a healthy eating cooking demo and enjoy some tasty sausages, beans and toast.
Our next Freedom2Choose takes place on 3 February, 2: 00 pm to 4: 00 pm! Young people will practice for the 'Autonomie Musical Extravaganza' as well as work on making scenery for the show.
New Freedom2Choose programme starts Saturday 27 January 2018 at Finaghy Youth Centre, Belfast, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm. Following feedback from young people on Saturday 20th January, we are excited to announce the 'Autonomie Musical Extravaganza'!
Freedom2Choose returns this week with a Cyber Safety presentation by Const Keith Johnston from PSNI.
This session which is the last in our Keeping Safe Programme is designed to empower young people to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world.
Autonomie is hosting a 'Girls Pamper Night' at LILAC House on Saturday 5 January 2018.
Suitable for young females aged between 14 and 25 living with a disability, 'Girls Pamper Night' will offer participants a chance to socialise, display their creativity, as well as develop their personal presentation skills in a safe and collaborative environment.
It's nearly here for the Freedom2Choose Christmas Meal. On Saturday 16 December Freedom2Choose young people will get the chance to celebrate their achievements over a festive meal at American Diner - Boston Grill at Lisburn Omniplex.
Having completed the 'Keeping Safe' themed Freedom2Choose programme young people learned how to keep safe in the community, how to safeguard their personal possessions, how to stay safe online as well as how to recognise a disability hate crime and how important it is to tell a trusted adult - with steps on how to report it.
With just 25 sleeps to Christmas we have a festive Freedom2Choose on Saturday 2 December! Young people will get a chance to show off their Christmas creativity with our Arts & Crafts workshop and tasty baking class. With Christmas music and delicious hot dogs be prepared for a fun afternoon!
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sat 2 December at LILAC House, 4 Sandhurst Road, Belfast.
Freedom2Choose Keeping Safe workshop with PSNI
Young people will acquire new skills and become more knowledgeable on ways to safeguard themselves and their belongings in the community as well as learning how to recognise the signs of a disability hate crime and how to effectively report it.
Freedom2Choose tomorrow Saturday 18 November 2 -4 pm at Finaghy Youth Centre.
This session will continue to the 'Keeping Safe' theme by exploring 'How to be safe' and give young people a chance to learn new skills and learn ways to keep safe in the community as well as online. Participants will get a chance to ask questions. It will be a fun session with an important message.
A 'Keeping Safe' workshop will be hosted by sessional facilitator trained Counsellor Helen Boyle.
Participants will also have time to take part in team games of their choosing as well as enjoy free time.