Type of provision: Children and Young People with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Total number of children’s homes & other services: 2 children’s homes, plus 5 residential special schools for children and young people with an autism spectrum disorder.
Total number of registered beds: 33
Size range of homes: 4+
Age range on admission: 6 -16
Specialist services: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Other education provision: 5 residential special schools
Registered school or Other education provision: The children and young people in our children’s’ homes are supported by our independent schools.
Therapeutic provision: Autism specific support tailored to the individual child, using the NAS SPELL framework and My Progress. Access to Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy.
Other services: 5 residential special schools, short break services, education support services.
Geographical location: South West, South East, London, Yorks & Humberside.
We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering schools and services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.
Every child is different, which is why at our five autism-specific schools, we work closely with each student to help them achieve their full potential and prepare for adulthood.
We support over 500 children and young people across the UK between the ages of 4 and 19, tailoring support to the needs of each student and offering a variety of placements from day to all-year-round residential support.
Our residential children’s homes offer a nurturing, autism specific environment, with flexible residential placements from term-time only to 52 weeks per year.
Our services are child-centred and focused on the development of communication, social interaction and inclusion, supported by a dedicated staff team, who are specialists in working with young people with autism.
Company Website: www.autism.org.uk