In the first instance, parents and carers should contact the responsible Unit Head.
If you are unable to reach them, please contact the Head of School, Nicole Sheehan (07971 543 755),
Head of Further Education, Melanie Collett (07971 543 753)
or the School Principal, Sarah Gallagher (07971 543 832)


About Us

A little bit about us and why we founded the school:
Without functional communication adults with autism are isolated from their community, family and even those that care for them. Imagine being unable to ask for your most basic needs to be met. The frustration felt by those who lose their ability to communicate is easy to imagine - now try to imagine never having that ability.

For those with autism who are described as "non-verbal" it is vital that their education is based around the ability to communicate and that teachers can teach in a communication style that makes sense to the student.

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What is Autism?

Autism is a perplexing, lifelong, developmental disorder.
The condition impairs the natural instinct to communicate and form relationships. Autism often means withdrawal and isolation by and of the child. The degree to which the child is affected can vary dramatically.

The following are common characteristics:
Difficulty with social relationships.
Difficulty with verbal and non verbal communication.
Lack of imagination and empathy.
Resistance to change in routine.
Repetitive behaviour.

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