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Henshaws College - Autism Education

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?

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.

Your curriculum

You will have a personalised curriculum which may involve:

  • Sports, fitness, swimming
  • Communication skills
  • Personal development
  • Independence skills
  • Social skills
  • Enterprise
  • English, maths, ICT
  • Music, drama, art
  • Horticulture
  • Community inclusion
  • Plan, shop, cook

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.We used a narrative intervention approach to help William break down each activity by looking at who, 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 on his news."

Student William communicating through hand gestures to a staff member
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