Jigsaw Trust provides high quality educational, vocational and wellbeing services for children and adults with autism, learning disabilities and associated communication and behavioural difficulties. It is founded on the principle of excellence through continual learning and aspires to provide the highest quality of education and lifelong learning possible; to accelerate learning and the ability to learn in new ways as well as acquiring the skills to learn independently through behavioural methods.

A registered charity, the Jigsaw Trust 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 has provision for up to 60 pupils, aged 4 to 19 years.

In 2012, the Trust opened Jigsaw+ Centre for Lifelong Learning offering an adult services and social enterprise provision supporting individuals over the age of 18 years with autism, continuing the same highly successful behavioural approach to enable clients to function more independently and create opportunities for them to take part in all aspects of community life and employment opportunities. Clients are supported to help manage anxiety, anger and other behavioural issues and to access a broad range of social and leisure activities.

Additionally, the Trust has been operating a Social Enterprise; "Café on the Park", offering a café and catering service to tenants and visitors to Dunsfold Park as well as providing a unique environment in which Jigsaw+ clients can undertake a wide variety of work experience tasks within a safe and supportive environment. For details of this service and the Centre for Lifelong Learning, please call: 01483 277366 or email info@jigsawplus.co.uk

The Trust actively fundraises to support its strategic growth and development.


Foundations for Brighter Futures

Jigsaw is currently looking into opportunities to fund an expanded Centre for Lifelong Learning for Jigsaw+ allowing us to support a greater number of clients through a wider range of vocational and community support services. An overview entitled "Foundations for Brighter Futures" describes the expansion plans of Jigsaw+'s Centre for Lifelong Learning in more detail. An expanded Centre for Lifelong Learning will enable Jigsaw+ to double its numbers and support up to 40 adults with autism. The Centre will become the hub for Jigsaw's integrated model of lifelong learning, social enterprise and support services designed to further the Trust's goals of educating, integrating and supporting individuals with autism through the local community.

For further details on "Foundations for Brighter Futures" please contact Steven Morgan on fundraising@jigsawtrust.co.uk or by calling on 01483 273874. Visit Jigsaw+'s website: www.jigsawplus.co.uk

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.