City of Liverpool College to hold autism and Asperger’s syndrome-friendly enrolment sessions
Students who need learning support can visit the college on Wednesday, August 30, between 4pm and 6pm ahead of the start of the forthcoming academic year in September
Autism and Asperger’s syndrome-friendly enrolment sessions are being organised by the City of Liverpool College for the new academic year.
Students who need learning support can visit the college’s Learning Exchange in Roscoe Street on Wednesday, August 30, between 4pm and 6pm.
The college is autism-friendly and has support teams to work with students across the college in a range of subjects within the classrooms.
Around 200 students with autism and Asperger’s studied there last year.
Tutors and the learning support team work with the students to enable them to attend the college, complete their studies and achieve their goals.
As well as helping students with their day to day activities, the team assists in helping them build confidence, become more independent, build on their social skills and adapt to their new environment.
Many of the students have gone on to higher education, university and employment thanks to the support from the college.
Around 700,000 people in the UK are on the autism spectrum and that means autism is part of the lives of almost 3m people, according to the National Autistic Society.
Gary Roberts, from the college’s learning support team, said: “Liverpool is an autism-friendly city and the college is proud of that pioneering drive.
“The college is just as friendly as our city’s streets and we strive to make a difference in the lives of our students and their parents.”
Autism Together, the Merseyside-based charity behind Liverpool’s ambition to be the UK’s leading autism-friendly city, has welcomed the college’s plans.