Autism Bedfordshire are piloting a new service from September 2018 to provide young people aged 16-19 access to our tailored skills courses alongside social opportunities with their peers.

This service would be most suited to young people who are no longer accessing full time mainstream education and may have gaps in their weekly timetable. 

Our skills courses offer an alternative, smaller, quieter environment for learning and can be adapted to suit the needs of the individual. Most of our skills course will run for approximately 6 weeks and follow a planned scheme of work.

Courses will include: money management, travel training, communication & social skills, cooking, resilience in the community, pre-employment & volunteering.

Social opportunities are also a key element of this project offering a balance between learning and socialising amongst peers.  These activities will give young people the chance to consolidate their learning within real life environments or experiences.

We aim to empower the learners, reduce anxieties, build confidence and independence and develop skills which will be transferable as they approach adulthood.

Transport: help with transport can be arranged subject to availability.

Support: staff support ratio will be 1:3 dependent on a needs assessment for each participant.

Cost: £12.20 per hour (this includes transport + course fees) the cost of any social activities and lunch would be an additional cost. This can be self-funded or, if eligible, financed through direct payments or a personal budget.

When: As this is a new project we are keen to be as flexible as possible therefore please contact us directly to discuss further.

Read the fill prospectus here.

For further information please contact Tom Carter on 01234 214871 or email: [email protected]