Since we first offered specialist support for students identified with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) in 2008, numbers have grown from 16 to over 100, all joining us with their own specific needs.
FEAST – the Further Education Autism Specialist Team – is our dedicated team of professionals who lead the ASC support programme. They will establish an understanding of your individual requirements, so that they can provide the best guidance possible.
It might be the challenge of the transition from school to college; the affects of certain environments on your senses; or social anxiety when in class. We work with you to find the issues, chat about what we can do, and help you to overcome these challenges.
By coming to Abingdon & Witney College, the opportunity is there to study a subject you are really interested in, make new friends and celebrate your success with us and beyond. Contact the FEAST team directly to discuss what support is needed and how much:
Noah started College on the Gateway programme and says "once I made the decision to join Gateway, I haven't looked back!".
Noah used the course to build his skills and confidence and then progressed on to a Supported Internship.
Hannah is currently studying on the Health & Social Care Level 3 course, and is passionate about improving the care services and making life more accessible for those with autism.
Hannah has also won a Student of the Year Award, something she is understandably very proud of!
To enable ASC students to integrate into college life successfully, access our mainstream courses, and become high achievers during and after their time with us, we offer:
Lori (right with team member Jo Woolford), provides specialist supervision and advice, quality assurance and liaises with college staff to develop the service in line with your needs. As the Autism Support Coordinator, she links directly with college tutors and the learning support departments of the college to ensure you get all the support you need.
You can get in touch with Lori at her Abingdon or Witney campus office:
Abingdon: 01235 216 222 | Witney: 01993 208 113