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London’s first college for adults with autism opens

ambitious-college-logoAmbitious College is London’s only registered specialist college dedicated specifically to supporting young people with complex autism for adult life. This new West London campus is being developed in partnership with West Thames College at Isleworth in Hounslow. The partnership will allow learners with autism to access learning, employment, social and leisure opportunities.

This latest announcement is part of the charity’s plans to provide more specialist further education provision to help young people with autism to learn, thrive and achieve. It follows the announcement last month (September) of a new Ambitious College campus in North London, opening in July 2016 in partnership with the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL).

Ambitious about Autism’s vision is to make the ordinary possible for more children and young people with autism. By September 2017 the charity will have two Ambitious College campuses in London (Haringey and Hounslow) together with its ‘outstanding’ TreeHouse School in Muswell Hill.

Jolanta Lasota, Chief Executive of Ambitious about Autism, said, “Every young person has the right to access the education they need to have a promising future. Young people with autism are no different. This partnership with West Thames College will provide a vast array of learning opportunities for our students as well as social and leisure opportunities through the outstanding facilities available on the Isleworth campus which make it one of the best campuses in London”.

“We also work with parents and carers to help them gain the knowledge and confidence to support their children through further education into adult life”. View video below by clicking on the image.

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