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.
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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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.
Everyone will get a chance to take part in all activities and get to choose when and if they wish to take part. Light lunch and refreshments included.
2:00 - 4:00 pm at Finaghy Youth Centre, 59 -73 Finaghy Road S, Belfast, BT10 OBY
On Saturday, 10th of June, young people will get the chance to enjoy the benefits of a therapeutic arts & crafts workshop, computer games and Hot Dogs.
It is an undisputed fact that everyone must strive for a healthy lifestyle. This session will give young people the chance to learn new skills, try new sports and be part of a team. This high-octane adaptive Ten Pin Bowling session will offer social, physical and mental benefits.
Visit to Odyssey Cinema, Belfast. Meeting at Odyssey at 1pm
With the Easter Holidays only a hop, skip and a jump away we are delighted to announce that on Saturday 8th of April we have a cracking Easter themed Freedom2Choose, with something for everyone! Activities include Easter Arts & Crafts, an Easter Baking Class and lots more.
We are delighted to launch our new spring/summer Freedom2Choose programme on Saturday 1 April. This icebreaking session will look at the concept of 'self' and 'others' and offers a fun, creative and informal environment suitable for 16-25-year-olds.