JigsawPlus is dedicated and passionate in its commitment to support adults with autism to make positive, personal choices that enhance their wellbeing, independence and social inclusion.
Parent company, the Jigsaw Trust, was founded in 1999 by a group of parents who wanted to create a specialist provision within Surrey that met the needs of their young children with autism.
The primary objective of the Trust is to improve the lives of those affected by an autistic spectrum disorder through the provision of high quality, accessible, educational, vocational and wellbeing services.
The newly formed Trust created Jigsaw CABAS® School which continues to provide primary and secondary education for up to 80 pupils aged 4 – 19 and is rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted across all areas.
The next stage of development for the Jigsaw Trust was to expand its range of services to include specialist day services for adults with autism and JigsawPlus was founded in 2012, officially opening on Dunsfold Park in Surrey in April 2013. Two years’ later, Jigsaw embarked on a capital campaign to raise money for a brand new Centre for Lifelong Learning to support more adults with autism through JigsawPlus specialist day services. The new building opened its doors in early 2018 allowing us to broaden the range of integrated, community-focused services on offer as well as providing the space necessary to enable even more adult learners to access and benefit from these opportunities.
We are tremendously grateful for the generous support from a number of major Foundations, Trusts, local businesses and individual donors who have helped fund this new facility.