Philosophy and Values
Jigsaw Trust believes that every single individual with autism can and should live a life that allows them the opportunity to reach their full potential and lead full and productive lives.
One of the greatest benefits that the Trust can offer is this provision of an education that maximises each learner’s potential. It is widely acknowledged that there is a lack of state provided special educational provision for those on the spectrum who are unable to manage within a mainstream educational setting and Jigsaw provides a specialist education through Jigsaw CABAS School for learners age 4-19 and lifelong learning and vocational opportunities through JigsawPlus’ specialist day services for adults aged 18 and over.
Everything we do is behaviour
Jigsaw runs a number of social enterprises, designed to invest learners with transferable knowledge and skills to support external volunteering, work experience and vocational opportunities.
The sharing of good practice and expertise is undertaken by running family support through outreach services and parent education sessions. Training for professionals involved in the education and support of children and adults with autism are run by our own staff who are experts in the field of autism education, lifelong learning and the application of behaviour analysis within a learning environment.
The Trust also offers research opportunities for those with an interest in the education and lifelong learning of children and adults with autism and other related communication difficulties and many staff undertake research that is then presented both nationally and internationally at conferences and published in peer reviewed journals. See the Research tab on this website for more on our research.
Jigsaw’s Integrated Model for Lifelong Learning illustrates how we achieve our charitable goals and how we are going to achieve our plans for the future.
Jigsaw’s Integrated Model for Lifelong Learning