The Jigsaw Trust’s aim is to improve the lives of children and adults affected by autism through the provision of high quality, accessible, educational, vocational and well-being services.
The Jigsaw Trust is a registered charity that was established in 1999 by a group of parents of children diagnosed with autism. In the same year it raised enough funds to set up the Jigsaw CABAS® School, opening its doors to six children. Today the school educates 46 pupils, aged 4 to 19 years, and has provision for up to 60 pupils.
The Trust actively fundraises to support the growth and development of the school by providing classroom resources, playground facilities and IT equipment. It also fundraises for special projects. Recent initiatives have resulted in the provision of a dedicated Food Technology Room, Sensory Room, Soft Play Room, Art Room and a Daily Living Skills area.
The Trust is also raising funds to support adults with autism and related disabilities through the development of a new adult services and social enterprise provision which is due to launch in September 2012.
Through a programme of fundraising and networking initiatives The Trust will ensure that more and more people will benefit from the opportunities it gives.
Together with the Friends of Jigsaw and our other supporters we aim to provide a brighter future for people diagnosed with autism and their families.