What We Do

Beechwood College caters for young adults over the age of 16 years with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).

Set in beautiful grounds within the Welsh countryside, close to the Vale of Glamorgan coastline, near Cardiff, Beechwood College offers all the facilities and connections to the local community that any young person could desire.  We offer a unique 24 hour lifelong learning environment which supports students to increase communication, develop social skills, imagination and creativity, and enhance meaningful sensory integration.

We provide the vital stepping stone between adolescence and adulthood by empowering students to play an active supported role in their future by giving them confidence, knowledge and increased self-esteem.

In order to enhance a student's daily life skills and increase independence, incidental education is extended beyond the formal classrooms and into students residential living areas.  Here students are supported to learn how to cook, do their laundry, shop and develop the budgeting skills that will aid them in later life.

The majority of students take up to 52 week placements, although limited 38 week placements are available within term time.  Other variations in placement type can be negotiated in order to ensure that we are able to be responsive to the needs of the individual student and their family.

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