Staff are being offered one-day training courses to help make the transition from school to college smoother for young people with autism.
The sessions, run by the charity Ambitious about Autism, will be held in 10 colleges throughout England this term and early next year.
The training, commissioned and funded by the Department for Education, will cost £20 per place and is open to all FE college and sixth-form college staff, secondary school special educational needs coordinators and local authority transition leads.
Jolanta Lasota, chief executive at Ambitious about Autism, says that it is vital young people with autism are given the same opportunities as their peers.
“With the right support, they can make successful and worthwhile transitions to college, which is crucial to opening up doors to employment and preparing for adulthood.”
Each course participant will have access to an online module on person–centred thinking and person–centred tools.
To book a place, visit www.ambitious aboutautism.org.uk/further-information-on-finished-at-school-training-courses