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Introduction to Kingwood College
The transition from school to adult life involves a huge change for people with autism. Kingwood College will provide full time life skills training and education programmes to a small group of young people aged between 18 and 25. The curriculum will focus on life skills and vocational training which equips them for paid work in a variety of occupations according to their individual wishes and abilities. The College will initially be established close to our head office in Reading and plans for similar facilities are already under consideration - click here to view an artist's impression of Kingwood College.
Making the move from school to adult life involves a huge transition in anyone’s life, especially for members of the community with autism and Asperger’s. For several years we’ve been receiving an increasing number of requests from the parents of school leavers who are keen for them to embark on a programme of skills training and education which prepares them for the world of work, however profound their disability. The opportunity to participate in high quality life skills and educational programmes is of the utmost importance to each and every one of us, and we therefore take great pride in announcing the advent of Kingwood College which will open its doors to our first students in the autumn of 2012.
The College represents a major development in the services we provide and it’s our intention that Kingwood College, Reading will provide a blueprint for other post-school establishments where our experienced team of professional staff will deliver the support and life-skills training our young people deserve.
Sue Osborn, Chief Executive on 0118 931 0143. Email Sue.