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The Development Centre provides specialist college day placements for learners aged between 16 and 25 with complex learning difficulties and autism.


Our expertise lies in supporting students with autistic spectrum disorders, through the use of person-centred approaches to learning, offering students an individualised programme designed to prepare them for greater independence in their future lives.

The specialist team are part of the Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) services and are trained to help ensure that students succeed both academically and socially in whatever course they undertake, allowing us to support students of all ages with a range of profound, complex and multiple disabilities.

Through the MacIntyre Abingdon Partnership (MAP), we offer creative, personalised solutions that encourage independence for each person and support them to lead fulfilling lives, supporting young people with learning disabilities to access further education.

Many learners also access volunteering opportunities with other local charities and organisations, including Blue Cross and SOFEA, the South Oxfordshire Food and Education Alliance.