Facilities

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AUTISM FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT


  • Our classrooms are designed to offer low distraction
  • The classroom format is consistent throughout the Centre
  • Air conditioning in each class
  • Intercom system in all rooms
  • Two therapy/intervention rooms for 1:1 sessions
  • Fobbed doors throughout the Centre for security
  • Secure outdoor space off each class
  • Visual supports throughout the Centre
  • High staff to pupil ratio
  • Highly trained staff
  • Access to creative outdoor spaces
  • Access to main school facilities including library and ICT suite
  • Opportunities to join mainstream lessons and  activities
  • Animals in the outdoor and indoor spaces including chickens, ducks, guinea pigs and rabbits.




SOFT PLAY AND SENSORY ROOM

Children with ASD often experience sensory sensitivities, they may be hypo or hyper sensitive to certain stimuli.

Children with autism may also suffer from low or high arousal levels and therefor may benefit from physical activity to relieve this.

The soft play and sensory room provide a suitable space to support children with regulating their arousal levels.



HOW WE USE SOFT PLAY AND SENSORY
 

  • Timetabled  for SaLT, OT and massage sessions
  • Timetabled for classes for play, movement breaks and social interaction opportunities
  • As a reward as they are highly motivating, fun spaces
  • As a safe/calming area for children if they are experiencing high levels of anxiety or displaying challenging behavior

We work closely with the OT to look at ways of using the spaces effectively.
 
 
 

OUTDOOR SPACES

Each class has access to a secure outdoor space. We are also very fortunate to have access to other outdoor areas including an adventure playground, forest school area, outdoor gymn and football cages.