April is Autism Awareness Month

What does Autism Jersey do?

Autism Jersey relies on donations to support families from the moment they first suspect there is something ‘different’ about their child.
Services include:
A befriending scheme
A counselling service
An autism-specific holiday club
A siblings club
Family days
Lending out sensory equipment
An adult social club

How can you be Awesome for Autism?

You can shop at the Autism Jersey Boutique in Bath Street.
You can use the Autism Jersey Co-op share number when you shop, which is 1447.
You can hold a FAB Day (‘Fill A Bag’ day) which involves picking a date and letting all your friends and colleagues know that you are arranging a collection of good quality items for the Boutique. Contact the shop on 871678 and they will collect your filled bags. You could have fun by combining it with a cake sale or ask us Karen or Catherine to pop in and have an informal talk about what we do.
Monday Shoesday Wednesday…. Hold a dress-down day and make a donation, and wear two different shoes! This draws attention to sensory issues and how wearing two different shoes can make you feel a bit awkward as you go about your daily life.
You can take part in one of the many events organised in April:
Saturday 28 April – Human table football tournament. Using a purpose-built pitch created by Normans and Camerons, the tournament will be held at Weighbridge Place. Teams of six people are needed. There’s an entry fee of £180 and each team will be asked to raise an additional £150 in sponsorship. Please email c.moody@autismjersey.org for details.
Sunday 29 April – L’Etacq and Back. Leaving from Le Braye car park at 9 am. Entry fee £10 for adults. Free for children. This sponsored walk is 12 km/7.5 miles long. You can walk, jog or run it. It could be a good practice run for those doing the half marathon in May? Thanks to the sponsorship from Rathbones, there are free breakfast rolls and hot drinks from Harpers Catering at the end. Dogs welcome.
Friday 4th May – Fashion Show at the Grand Hotel. It will show off clothes that have been donated to the Autism Jersey Boutique, and models will include young adults who are on the autism spectrum. The clothes can be bought on the night, and there will be a grand raffle. Tickets are £22.50 and include bubbles and canapés on arrival. They are available from the Autism Jersey Boutique. Or you can email Caroline at c.moody@autismjersey.orgAutism. The event is for Jersey Boutique manager Karen Gallichan’s Channel Swim in September, raising money for an Autism Jersey Bursary. She is hoping to raise £10,000.
Details of all events are on Autism Jersey’s website autismjersey.org. You can also take a look at the Autism Jersey Facebook page – just look for Autism Jersey! You can download a sponsor form for any event at autismjersey.org/fundraising

Autism Jersey Boutique opening hours:
Monday 10am to 1pm
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5:30pm
Saturday 10am to 1pm
More details can be found on the website HERE