We cater for young people with mild to severe learning difficulties and we support young people with physical mobility problems and visual impairment. We also cater for young people with mild Asperger’s or autism. We have staff capable of supporting learners with ADHD (Attention Deficiency Hyperactivity Disorder) and SpLD (Specific Learning Difficulties: dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia). We also welcome learners who have other medical needs which can be discussed on an individual basis.
The individual Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) will usually provide details of the support needs for a young person. It will include their educational history and the type of support they require inside and outside the classroom.
From the outset we will discuss the service we can offer with you so that you can decide if Access is the right place for you. After an offer is accepted, we make will contact with the you and your child and their school. We will also invite you and your child into your local centre for a number of visits so we can meet with you to discuss any concerns that you may have.
Family members are often crucial to learner success, so we want to work with you to provide the best possible support package. We can help you to complete application forms and to apply for any financial support which may be available in the form of bursaries.
For learners and parents/carers whose first language is not English we will provide an interpreter and we have staff members who can provide language support.