Autonomie

Autonomie (formerly the Lilac Service) empowers young people with additional needs to develop the skills to live independently and achieve their potential.

Autonomie – Empowers young people with additional needs to develop the skills to live independently and achieve their potential.“Autonomie” (formerly NBC the Lilac Service) was set up originally to support young people with physical disabilities, as well as parents and teachers to access mainstream education with the support of the Lilac Team.During the last seven years we helped over 275+ young p

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Photos from Autonomie's post 08/11/2021

On Saturday at Freedom2 Choose Group B enjoyed a Bowling trip Lisburn Bowl.

Tessie explains more:

“Everyone was quite competitive with their teammates to get a strike 🎳.

“What a great score made by all!

“While waiting for the food to be served we had a catch up of each one what they were up to this week.

“Then everyone tucked in as soon as the pizza 🍕 was served!.. yummy and a fun day spent all and all!”

Check out the picture gallery!

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08/11/2021

Starting this week! Family Voice Hub hosts a 6-Week Yoga and Mindfulness Program for parents raising a child or young person with additionally needs and siblings.

Starts Thursday on 11th Nov at 7:30pm for 6-weeks and courtesy of Zoom.

This complimentary program includes:

A 40-minute Yoga session emphasising on the benefits of yoga postures, breath work and relaxation techniques

Followed by a 20 minute Mindfulness session

It can be easy to rush through life and as a parent carer or sibling with a brother or sister with additional needs it’s important to take time out to relax and reset.

Mindfulness helps you pay more attention to the present moment, to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you.

These sessions will be delivered in an atmosphere of relaxed learning.

As a Parent of a young person with additional needs or sibling often with caring responsibilities, self-care is an important part of living a healthy and happy lifestyle. Looking after yourself both mentally and physically is crucial to taking control of your health.

Yoga/Mindfulness teacher Orla McKeagney is a psychotherapist and a young people's counsellor. With over 24 years of yoga experience, Orla currently teaches yoga classes in Namaste Yoga Centre in Belfast.

To find out more and to secure your place, please email Sharon Quinn, Family Voice Hub Co-Ordinator at [email protected]

Family Voice Hub and our Yoga and Mindfulness Program is proudly supported by National Lottery Community Fund NI.

#SelfCare
#AutonomieFVH
#CommunityFundNI
#AutonomieVIPs
#AutonomieSIBs

Starting this week! Family Voice Hub hosts a 6-Week Yoga and Mindfulness Program for parents raising a child or young person with additionally needs and siblings.

Starts Thursday on 11th Nov at 7:30pm for 6-weeks and courtesy of Zoom.

This complimentary program includes:

A 40-minute Yoga session emphasising on the benefits of yoga postures, breath work and relaxation techniques

Followed by a 20 minute Mindfulness session

It can be easy to rush through life and as a parent carer or sibling with a brother or sister with additional needs it’s important to take time out to relax and reset.

Mindfulness helps you pay more attention to the present moment, to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you.

These sessions will be delivered in an atmosphere of relaxed learning.

As a Parent of a young person with additional needs or sibling often with caring responsibilities, self-care is an important part of living a healthy and happy lifestyle. Looking after yourself both mentally and physically is crucial to taking control of your health.

Yoga/Mindfulness teacher Orla McKeagney is a psychotherapist and a young people's counsellor. With over 24 years of yoga experience, Orla currently teaches yoga classes in Namaste Yoga Centre in Belfast.

To find out more and to secure your place, please email Sharon Quinn, Family Voice Hub Co-Ordinator at [email protected]

Family Voice Hub and our Yoga and Mindfulness Program is proudly supported by National Lottery Community Fund NI.

#SelfCare
#AutonomieFVH
#CommunityFundNI
#AutonomieVIPs
#AutonomieSIBs

07/11/2021

It’s Autonomie’s Very Important Young Person Jordan Hammond’s Birthday today!

Happy 25th Birthday Jordan from everyone at Autonomie, we hope you have a fantastic day! 🎈 🎉 🎊

It’s Autonomie’s Very Important Young Person Jordan Hammond’s Birthday today!

Happy 25th Birthday Jordan from everyone at Autonomie, we hope you have a fantastic day! 🎈 🎉 🎊

06/11/2021

Freedom2Choose is at Lisburn Bowl today as Group B young people aim for a strike in some competitor play before enjoying lunch. 🎳

#AutonomieF2C
#CommunityFundNI
#LisburnBowls

Freedom2Choose is at Lisburn Bowl today as Group B young people aim for a strike in some competitor play before enjoying lunch. 🎳

#AutonomieF2C
#CommunityFundNI
#LisburnBowls

05/11/2021

🎳 One day to go to Lisburn Bowling trip for Group B young people. 🎳

Saturday 6th of November, 12pm - 2pm.

Parents, a reminder that for this trip there is a small charge of £5 per person required for lunch.

Thank you all for you cooperation.

#AutonomieF2C
#CommunityFundNI
#LisburnBowls

🎳 One day to go to Lisburn Bowling trip for Group B young people. 🎳

Saturday 6th of November, 12pm - 2pm.

Parents, a reminder that for this trip there is a small charge of £5 per person required for lunch.

Thank you all for you cooperation.

#AutonomieF2C
#CommunityFundNI
#LisburnBowls

Secure Your Home 04/11/2021

Secure Your Home

Want to learn more about online safety for your home?

This useful guide has tips on keeping children safe online, anti-virus, privacy controls and more: https://www.nicybersecuritycentre.gov.uk/home-security

Secure Your Home As many more Internet-connected devices are brought into our homes, it’s important to make sure they’re secured against cyber attacks. It's

04/11/2021

It’s Trustee Week and it’s Youth Work Week this week!

We would like to celebrate the vital work our Charity Trustees do, the commitment that our Trustees contribute to what we do is hugely appreciated and valued.

We also would like to thank our fantastic Youth Work team, a dedicated team of volunteers and staff committed to empowering young people with additional needs to reach their full potential and lead fuller and happier lives through access to fun and engaging life-skills, social and recreational programmes.

#trusteesweek
#youthworkweek
#TeamAutonomie

It’s Trustee Week and it’s Youth Work Week this week!

We would like to celebrate the vital work our Charity Trustees do, the commitment that our Trustees contribute to what we do is hugely appreciated and valued.

We also would like to thank our fantastic Youth Work team, a dedicated team of volunteers and staff committed to empowering young people with additional needs to reach their full potential and lead fuller and happier lives through access to fun and engaging life-skills, social and recreational programmes.

#trusteesweek
#youthworkweek
#TeamAutonomie

Timeline Photos 03/11/2021

Timeline Photos

Do you have experience using Learning Disability services? The Patient and Client Council would love to get your thoughts and opinions at their Future Planning engagement events in November. These sessions will help to shape the way in which services are planned, managed and delivered for the people of Northern Ireland, and your insight would be greatly valued. Find out more and register 👉 https://patientclientcouncil.hscni.net/get-involved/make-change-together/future-planning/

03/11/2021

Thank you to all our supporters, you really do make a real difference to the lives of young people with additional needs.

Want to become a supporter?

It’s super easy to donate to us for FREE each time you shop online at Amazon as well as 1000s of stores and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, it’s easy to donate for FREE.

Visit our dedicated webpage to get started: http://bit.ly/WaystohelpAutonomie

We really appreciate your continued support.

#WaysToSupportAutonomie
#helpingyoungpeoplesucceed
#AutonomieFVH
#AutonomieVIYP
#AutonomieSIBs

Thank you to all our supporters, you really do make a real difference to the lives of young people with additional needs.

Want to become a supporter?

It’s super easy to donate to us for FREE each time you shop online at Amazon as well as 1000s of stores and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, it’s easy to donate for FREE.

Visit our dedicated webpage to get started: http://bit.ly/WaystohelpAutonomie

We really appreciate your continued support.

#WaysToSupportAutonomie
#helpingyoungpeoplesucceed
#AutonomieFVH
#AutonomieVIYP
#AutonomieSIBs

02/11/2021

Group B Freedom2Choosers, we know you are super excited for the Lisburn Bowling trip which will take place on Saturday 6th of November, 12pm - 2pm. That’s just 4 more sleeps to go! 🎳

Parents, a reminder to let Emma Cockcroft know if your young person will be in attendance on Saturday.

We continue to ensure Health & Safety is paramount in all activities and this information helps with the activity planning.

For bowling there is a small charge of £5 per person required for lunch.

Thank you all for you cooperation.

#AutonomieF2C
#CommunityFundNI
#LisburnBowls

Group B Freedom2Choosers, we know you are super excited for the Lisburn Bowling trip which will take place on Saturday 6th of November, 12pm - 2pm. That’s just 4 more sleeps to go! 🎳

Parents, a reminder to let Emma Cockcroft know if your young person will be in attendance on Saturday.

We continue to ensure Health & Safety is paramount in all activities and this information helps with the activity planning.

For bowling there is a small charge of £5 per person required for lunch.

Thank you all for you cooperation.

#AutonomieF2C
#CommunityFundNI
#LisburnBowls

02/11/2021

Our information leaflets are packed-full with:

✔️ Free fun, confidence boosting independent living and social weekday and weekend free activities programmes for young people aged 16-30 with additional needs

✔️ Lots of practical and emotional support parents and carers raising a child or young person with additional needs can access for free at Autonomie through Family Voice Hub

✔️ Free practical and emotional support for brothers and sisters with a sibling with additional needs

Visit our website to view digital versions or to request a copy in the post: https://bit.ly/autonomieleaflets

#AutonomieSAIL
#AutonomieFVH
#AutonomieF2C

Our information leaflets are packed-full with:

✔️ Free fun, confidence boosting independent living and social weekday and weekend free activities programmes for young people aged 16-30 with additional needs

✔️ Lots of practical and emotional support parents and carers raising a child or young person with additional needs can access for free at Autonomie through Family Voice Hub

✔️ Free practical and emotional support for brothers and sisters with a sibling with additional needs

Visit our website to view digital versions or to request a copy in the post: https://bit.ly/autonomieleaflets

#AutonomieSAIL
#AutonomieFVH
#AutonomieF2C

02/11/2021

As a parent carer it’s important to take a little break and spend some time talking to people who understand. That’s why at Family Voice Hub we run our weekly Tea-Tastic Tuesday coffee mornings and this week’s meeting is about to start at 10:00am.

Sharon, our Hub Co-Ordinator is looking forward to having you join her this morning 10:00am to 11:00am.

#AutonomieVIP
#AutonomieFVH
#SelfcareAndSocial

As a parent carer it’s important to take a little break and spend some time talking to people who understand. That’s why at Family Voice Hub we run our weekly Tea-Tastic Tuesday coffee mornings and this week’s meeting is about to start at 10:00am.

Sharon, our Hub Co-Ordinator is looking forward to having you join her this morning 10:00am to 11:00am.

#AutonomieVIP
#AutonomieFVH
#SelfcareAndSocial

02/11/2021

It’s Autonomie’s Very Important Young Person Gary Burn’s 28th Birthday today!

Happy Birthday Gary from everyone at Autonomie, we hope you have a fantastic day! 🎈 🎉 🎊

It’s Autonomie’s Very Important Young Person Gary Burn’s 28th Birthday today!

Happy Birthday Gary from everyone at Autonomie, we hope you have a fantastic day! 🎈 🎉 🎊

01/11/2021

Family signposting:

The Covid-19 booster vaccine is available at participating community pharmacies, for those who are eligible including those aged 50 or over: http://www.healthandcareni.net/pharmacy_rota/Covid_Booster_Vaccination_Pharmacies.html

Family signposting:

The Covid-19 booster vaccine is available at participating community pharmacies, for those who are eligible including those aged 50 or over: http://www.healthandcareni.net/pharmacy_rota/Covid_Booster_Vaccination_Pharmacies.html

01/11/2021

Calling all parents!

Tea-Tastic Tuesday is back this week.

Join Sharon and like-minded parents for a natter over a cuppa tomorrow morning 10:00am to 11:00am. ☕️

Haven’t joined before? We’re a friendly bunch, so grab a cuppa and enjoy a chat to get your week off the the right start.

Secure your place by emailing Sharon Quinn at [email protected]

Family Voice Hub and Tea-Tastic Tuesday is proudly supported by National Lottery Community Fund NI.

#SelfCare
#AutonomieFVH
#AutonomieTeaTastic
#CommunityFundNI

Calling all parents!

Tea-Tastic Tuesday is back this week.

Join Sharon and like-minded parents for a natter over a cuppa tomorrow morning 10:00am to 11:00am. ☕️

Haven’t joined before? We’re a friendly bunch, so grab a cuppa and enjoy a chat to get your week off the the right start.

Secure your place by emailing Sharon Quinn at [email protected]

Family Voice Hub and Tea-Tastic Tuesday is proudly supported by National Lottery Community Fund NI.

#SelfCare
#AutonomieFVH
#AutonomieTeaTastic
#CommunityFundNI

Timeline Photos 01/11/2021

Timeline Photos

There is only a few days left to make your voice heard! Complete our BIG Parenting Survey in under 5 minutes & make your opinion count!
All you have to do is 👉 https://buff.ly/3FndQWd

01/11/2021

Lots coming up this week at Autonomie. At Freedom2Choose on Saturday 6th of November, Group B Young People are off to Lisburn Bowl and hoping for a strike. 🎳

View the full Freedom2Choose Activity schedule which runs until Saturday 11th of December by visiting our website: https://bit.ly/3j0eDmr

#AutonomieF2C
#CommunityFundNI
#LisburnBowls

Lots coming up this week at Autonomie. At Freedom2Choose on Saturday 6th of November, Group B Young People are off to Lisburn Bowl and hoping for a strike. 🎳

View the full Freedom2Choose Activity schedule which runs until Saturday 11th of December by visiting our website: https://bit.ly/3j0eDmr

#AutonomieF2C
#CommunityFundNI
#LisburnBowls

30/10/2021

🎃 A happy Halloween weekend to all our Young People, families and all celebrating. 🎃

We hope everyone has fun with lots of treats! 👻 🎆

🎃 A happy Halloween weekend to all our Young People, families and all celebrating. 🎃

We hope everyone has fun with lots of treats! 👻 🎆

30/10/2021

We need your help 📣

We know that finding the right information on Special Educational Needs (SEN) services and support can be difficult, which is why we are working to make it easier to access the right information at the right time to help support children and young people with SEN.

We are asking parents, carers, teachers, young people and anyone interested, to provide their views on accessing information about SEN services and how we can improve this by completing this survey by Sunday 7th November.

Your feedback will be used to shape the development of an Annual Plan of Special Educational Provision in Northern Ireland.

Link: https://consultations.nidirect.gov.uk/de-education-authority/72f76982/

29/10/2021

We are proud to make a real difference to the lives of parents through our Family Voice Hub project.

We recently received this wonderful feedback from a mum.
“Over the last six months I've received so much help and support from autonomie NI.My autism journey started over 3 years ago and no other support group have helped me so much.

“The team have kept in constant contact with me through messages, emails, phone calls and face to face contact. The advice I have received has been invaluable and has really helped me in making contact with the right people to push my daughter’s diagnosis.

“Sharon and the team have gone above and beyond with making phone calls on my behave to different organisations, gaining advice on what I should do next and sending me so many helpful articles to read, courses to join and different Facebook support groups to gain information from. They have also given me a lot more confidence to keep fighting. I felt like I was going round in circles but with their help and support I’ve my fight back and feel so much stronger on the next steps I have to make.

“All in all, I cannot praise Sharon, the organisation and all the staff on the amazing work they're doing. I really would have been lost still in the system without their help and advice. I look forward to Covid ending when they can hold social gatherings for other mums going through the same journey as myself.”

#AutonomieVIPs
#AuronomieFVH

We are proud to make a real difference to the lives of parents through our Family Voice Hub project.

We recently received this wonderful feedback from a mum.
“Over the last six months I've received so much help and support from autonomie NI.My autism journey started over 3 years ago and no other support group have helped me so much.

“The team have kept in constant contact with me through messages, emails, phone calls and face to face contact. The advice I have received has been invaluable and has really helped me in making contact with the right people to push my daughter’s diagnosis.

“Sharon and the team have gone above and beyond with making phone calls on my behave to different organisations, gaining advice on what I should do next and sending me so many helpful articles to read, courses to join and different Facebook support groups to gain information from. They have also given me a lot more confidence to keep fighting. I felt like I was going round in circles but with their help and support I’ve my fight back and feel so much stronger on the next steps I have to make.

“All in all, I cannot praise Sharon, the organisation and all the staff on the amazing work they're doing. I really would have been lost still in the system without their help and advice. I look forward to Covid ending when they can hold social gatherings for other mums going through the same journey as myself.”

#AutonomieVIPs
#AuronomieFVH

At Autonomie, we offer a range of practical programmes to help young people with additional needs to reach their potential.

Spaces are available, register your interest now! What Next? programme runs 2 days per week. Promoting positive mental health and practical learning that’s fun, this skills-based activities programme offers young people living with physical disabilities and additional needs aged between 16 and 25 a chance to learn life skills, gain education and work focus training, try independent living and more!

Find out more.

Freedom2Choose programme offers young people with physical disabilities and allied additional needs aged between the ages 16 - 25, recreation and social space, skills development and supported events/activities independently of families and carers. Spaces are available! To learn more and to register speak to a member of our team!

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