Welcome to Jigsaw
Youth Club

Let me be me

A youth club for young people with Asperger’s syndrome, high functioning autism and their friends

What We Do

Jigsaw Youth Club works with young people on the Autistic Spectrum who would like to develop social and lifeskills. This is done in a variety of environments that are aimed to provide opportunities for lifelong learning.

Our approach is very practical, seeing a young person and their strengths and talents before any different abilities. We work with the young person to involve them in the planning of their journey to adulthood, helping them discover their future by taking control of the present.

We provide a youth club where young people can learn, in an informal environment, to interact and understand others.


Core Values

Change your life

[Change Your Life]

Activities and Trips

Jigsaw runs sessions throughout the week.

During these sessions we have various activities including

  • Games
  • Cricket
  • Snooker
  • Football
  • DIY Skills
  • Basketball
  • Woodwork
  • Gardening
  • Badminton
  • Crocheting
  • Team sports
  • Conversation
  • Music sessions
  • Baking sessions
  • Computer access
  • Pool Tournaments
  • Arts & Craft sessions
  • Lifeskills Training

We also provide residential experiences such as survival camps and narrowboat weekends


Skills for Success

Enterprise: I can undertake new ventures in a skilled and measured way

Self-regulation: I can understand how the expression of feelings impact on others and on myself. I can manage impulses and strong emotions through a range of strategies so as not to behave in ways which lead to negative consequences.

Social skills: I can achieve an appropriate level of independence from others, charting and following my own course while maintaining positive relationships with others

Motivation: I can identify barriers to goals and how to overcome them. I can view errors as part of the normal learning process and I can bounce back from disappointment or failure. I can look forward to long-term, and not short-term, benefits and I can break long-term plans into small achievable steps.

Empathy: I can see the world from other people’s points of view, taking into account their intentions, preferences and beliefs, and feeling with and for them.

Self-awareness: I know and can label my own feelings, understand the links between my feelings, thoughts and behaviour and I can recognise and manage conflicting emotions.



During school holidays we have a programme of trips and activities including picnics, seaside trips and cycling. Recent trips have included:

  • Cycling days
    • Monsal
    • Rutland Water
    • Sherwood Pines
  • Picnics in the park
    • Rushcliffe Country Park
    • Wollaton Park
    • Attenborough Nature Reserve
    • Gedling Country Park
  • Golf
  • Tubing
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Swimming
  • High Ropes
  • Pitch & Putt
  • Mablethorpe
  • Tobogganing
  • Snowboarding
  • Planet Bounce
  • Segway Riding
  • Mining Museum
  • Climbing course
  • Dovedale walking
  • Magna Science Centre
  • Coventry Motor Museum
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park
  • Amazon Warehouse Tour
  • Drayton Manor Park & Zoo
  • Shopping at McArthur Glen
  • Imperial War Museum London
  • Queen and Beatles Tribute Concert
  • Shopping at East Bridgford Garden Centre
  • Adventure days – Colwick Adventure Base
"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try"
John F Kennedy