Thanks to Paula Bradshaw MLA who recently visited Lilac House and met with Paul Jeffers, Autonomie Chairman, Trevor Boyle, Project Coordinator and Julie McCloskey, Project Worker to learn more about the programmes we offer young people with additional needs and their families.
Good Mental Health is the theme the latest Freedom2Choose Programme which runs from 15 September to 15 December 2018.
At Autonomie, we are committed to promoting positive mental health in young people living with disabilities and this practical and fun social activities programme offers young people a chance to have new experiences, meet new people and be part of a community.
Autonomie recently held the What Next? Summer Activities Programme.
Young people with disabilities took part in a range of activities including arts and crafts, cookery and music production as part of the two-week scheme.
The scheme part of the What Next? programme has been developed as a result of the growing need to provide a practical activities service to young people aged between 16-25 years old with moderate to profound physical disabilities and mild to moderate learning disabilities living in Belfast and surrounding areas.
It's packed full and includes:
*Activities programmes we offer disabled young people aged 16 and 25 and how to register
*Details on our Family Support Services
*First ever boys and girls sleepover at Lilac House
*On the blog - Volunteers share their experience
*Our new 'Young People's Voice' Youth Forum
*Gary and Conor tell you what everyone got up to on the Summer Scheme Week 1 and lots more!
Today (Wednesday 25th of July) The UK Government Department for Transport has announced up to £300 million has been made available to improve accessibility across all types of travel for people with visible and less visible disabilities as part of Inclusive Transport Strategy.
We welcome this announcement.
Our latest Annual Review is now available!
It has been a very exciting time at Autonomie. We hope you enjoy reading all the stories and updates about what has been going on over the last year.
To download a PDF copy of the Annual Report click here.
Survey: Northern Ireland’s Public Health Agency are trying to find out about the experiences of individuals with learning disabilities when they go to hospital.
If you work or care for someone with a learning disability, they would love to hear from you. Your views will help to improve the experiences of individuals with learning disabilities when they go to hospital.
Resources: The Northern Ireland Cerebral Palsy Register (NICPR) invites you to join a new community mailing list to learn more about their research & how to get involved in their work.
By subscribing you will receive emails about NICPR news, events, research and how you can get involved with NICPR work.
What Next? Programme starts back today (Wednesday 25th of July) and and runs every Wednesday and Thursday.
Suitable for young people aged between 16 and 25 living with physical disabilities and mild/moderate learning disabilities, this activities programme will offer participants a chance to develop life skills, have new experiences, build friendships and more!
Designed to promote positive mental health, What Next? delivers fun-packed activities every Wednesday and Thursday at Finaghy Youth Centre, Belfast, 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.