At LVS Oxford, we feel our approach to working with young people with autism is unique because we are preparing them for work. Research shows that only 16% of adults with autism are in sustained, full-time, paid employment and we are passionate about changing that statistic.
We base our learning methods around four key areas:
- Whole Health Learning – Focuses on healthy eating, exercise and relaxation techniques to helps pupils develop strategies for managing times of increased anxiety.
- Connected Learning – Helps pupils make sense of their experiences and develop strategies for success in all areas of their life.
- Real World Learning – Lends a focus on employability, providing our pupils with strategies to get a job and sustain work.
- Vocational Skills and Qualifications – Pupils learn practical working skills for employment, regularly supported by nationally recognised qualifications.
We do not push our pupils to move on when they turn 16, unless we are certain it is absolutely the best way forward for their development.