Living with Autism
Autism is a lifelong developmental condition – receiving a diagnosis can be a really positive step, many adults with autism say they understand why they find certain things difficult, and why they are exceptionally good at other things once they have been diagnosed. Living with autism can be made so much easier once you are diagnosed as this will help you understand yourself.
Here at West London Community College we understand and support those who suffer with this condition, by enhancing an individual’s life skills. Using a person centred approach we are able to meet the complex needs of an individual. The programme we offer is designed to promote the student’s intellectual, psychological, social, moral, cultural, physical and creative competencies.
“It is our vision to improve the quality of life for our students and promote awareness and understanding of autism spectrum conditions.”
Life & Social Skills
providing person centred programmes
43 Week Service
improve the quality of life
to promote awareness & understanding
Sessions offered include; functional skills, social drama, ICT, vocational skills, image in action and independence, as well as more practical groups such as work experience placements, horse riding classes, art as therapy and life skills exist to improve all students’ lives – all of which are carefully regulated towards each student’s level of ability.
Students also have the option of selecting academic study into their timetable and are able to undertake qualifications such as GCSEs and ASDAN. College staff work closely with other professional colleagues to form a multi-disciplinary team, providing a holistic approach to each student’s welfare and well-being.
The College is committed to empowering students to access opportunities that maximise their potential. An individualised, thriving programme is devised using the student’s specific care plan, making life easier when living with autism. All targets set will be realistic in order to ensure that the student has the best opportunity to work towards, leading a truly independent life.