Education and training

Boys Sleepover at Lilac House 'Best boys night ever'

Boys Sleepover at Lilac House 'Best boys night ever'

Access to short-term Independent Living at Lilac House is a key focus of our What Next? programme supported by The National Lottery Community Fund.

The programme gives young people with additional needs aged 19 - 25 who feel ready a chance to develop and learn new independent living skills, skills such as convenient cookery including preparing breakfast, using the dishwasher, microwave and using adapted utensils if required.

Freedom2Choose members created potted plants for World Environment Day

Freedom2Choose members created potted plants for World Environment Day

“Planting plants offers a real sense of achievement and responsibility and is a great way to help the environment. The young people really enjoyed potting plants and designing their pots and are excited to watch them grow and bloom.”

Champions! Today and this week for Volunteers Week we are celebrating our amazing volunteers

Champions! Today and this week for Volunteers Week we are celebrating our amazing volunteers

Champions! Today and this week for #VolunteersWeek we are celebrating our amazing volunteers.

At Autonomie, we actively encourage young people who take part in our programmes to become volunteers.

We offer structured opportunities for young people to volunteer and mentor their peers, volunteer on our Youth Forum, as well as opportunities to help lead activities programmes planning and delivery.

Young people are at the heart of everything we do!

Elections, nature walks and ice cream parlour visit as part of What Next? programme

Elections, nature walks and ice cream parlour visit as part of What Next? programme

What Next? members got a chance to take part in a variety of practical and fun activities to further develop and build on a range of independent living skills first week of June 2019.

There was time too for social activities and recreation.

Belfast Botanic Garden's Tropical Ravine a big hit with young people

Belfast Botanic Garden's Tropical Ravine a big hit with young people

What Next? programme young people enjoyed their walk to Belfast Botanic Gardens on Thursday 7 March.

During the visit the young people got a chance to explore to the wonderfully restored Tropical Ravine which was a big hit with everyone.

Pledge To Talk this Safer internet Day

At Autonomie, we take internet safety very seriously. We are proud to deliver training and workshops to help equip young people with additional needs with the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions online.

Today is Safer Internet Day and it offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community.