Priory Colleges of North and South Wales

ISC with General FE Access for Asperger's syndrome, Autistic Spectrum and associated conditions
Priory Colleges of North and South Wales
Coleg Gwent
Blaendare Road
Pontypool
Torfaen
NP4 5YE
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  • Brief Description:
    ISC with General FE Access for Asperger's syndrome, Autistic Spectrum and associated conditions
  • Course Length:
    38 weeks per year
  • Residential or Day:
    Day only
  • Course Dates:
    September to July
  • Maximum Number of Students:
    40
  • Age Range:
    16 - 25 years
  • Other Locations:
    Wrexham and Pontypool

General Description

Priory Colleges of Wales, based in Wrexham and Pontypool, is a partnership of independent specialist colleges for young adults aged 16 to 25 with Asperger's syndrome, autistic spectrum disorders and associated conditions We provide a safe and supportive specialist learning environment where our young adults can explore their own experiences, helping them to develop strategies for managing their condition as part of their lives.

We Offer:

  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with Asperger syndrome
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with autism spectrum disorder
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with severe autism spectrum disorder
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with autism spectrum disorder with associated challenging behaviour
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with emotional difficulties
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students who have specific learning difficulties
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with communication difficulties

Curriculum

We wish to enable young people to develop the confidence and skills they need for the next stage of their journey. We provide a range of opportunities including speech and language therapy, both one to one and group therapy, art therapy (including 1:1), as well as accredited independence training; covering transport, access to benefits and services, financial assistance, confidence building, behaviour management support, Disability Discrimination Act issues and personal growth.

We Offer:

  • Opportunities to follow vocational courses
  • A social skills programme
  • A personal development programme
  • A programme to help students to look after themselves more independently
  • Opportunities for work experience
  • Opportunities to develop strategies to promote appropriate behaviour
  • A programme to enable students to learn more about themselves and how to form relationships

Specialist Facilities

At the Priory Colleges in Wales both Wrexham and Pontypool, we offer a comprehensive initial assessment which is focused upon individual needs. We can supply speech, language and communication therapists and talking therapies;bespoke mental health support, individual counselling sessions can be booked and students can also access the mainstream college support through student services.

We Offer:

  • In-house speech and language therapy
  • A range of therapeutic services
  • In-house occupational therapy
  • Specialist orientation and mobility training to enable independent travel
  • Specialist training to enable independent travel
  • Guidance and counselling services

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