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New guide launched to help school and college staff better support young people with autism

An interactive digital version of a guide produced to help school and college staff better support young people with autism is now available on our website.

The Finished at School guide offers helpful advice and guidance for school and college professionals who support young people with autism to move from school to college. The new digital version links to extra information and resources. This includes a self audit tool created to support professionals in evaluating current practice, identifying areas for further development and planning actions to improve preparation for adulthood.

The Finished at School programme was a Department for Education funded two-year initiative which worked with schools and colleges from across the country. The aim of the programme was to improve the transition to college for young people with autism.

Fewer than one in four young people with autism access any education beyond school. Not because they lack the ability or desire to learn but because they are being held back by a system that often lacks the knowledge and expertise to support them. This shocking statistic was the driving force behind our initiative.

The Finished at School guide

Finished at School guide (PDF 3MB)

You can see the presentations from the recent end of project event on Google Drive.

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