Autism Education study programme
A specialist programme for young people who are autistic to develop transferable skills for life and living, build confidence and solve day to day challenges.
Who is this for?
Are you interested in learning in an environment that has been specifically designed for young people with autism? On this course, you will have access to the full college curriculum, with adjustments made to help you learn and maximise your potential.
What will you learn?
At the heart of everything we do at College is Building Confidence, Developing Independence and Supporting Achievement for our students.
On the Autism Education programme, you will develop new and transferable strategies for your adult life. You will develop communication skills, confidence, and resilience as well as the ability to solve day to day challenges. You will take part in sensory learning, and gain independence skills alongside more traditional subjects.
Whatever your next steps may be, we will ensure that you have a positive, well planned transition with your needs and aspirations at the centre of any decisions.
William has autism and significant learning, language and communication difficulties. When he first started at college he really struggled to talk about what he’d been doing or understand stories, e.g. we knew he’d been swimming at the weekend but he couldn’t express this in words. He also has word retrieval difficulties which means he sometimes struggles to find the right word.
William’s learning journey
We used a narrative intervention approach to help William break down each activity by looking at who, what, when, where and what happened. We gave William plenty of time to understand and respond to the questions we were asking. With a lot of hard work, one day everything clicked and William was able to report his news.
This has opened up a whole new world of storytelling for William. It’s impacted on his learning in a really positive way. For example, as part of our egg enterprise, William sells and delivers eggs to staff on campus. Now he is able to recognise who each customer is, and where he needs to deliver to. It’s had a very positive practical impact on his everyday activities.