At BeyondAutism Post-19 we have a unique curriculum model integrating community and class-based learning.
Every student will have a timetable which represents their ‘ideal week’ based on their likes and aspirations. The ideal week is created through work with the student, family and those who know them best. The ideal week should be viewed as something that develops over time and continues to change as our students progress.
Just enough support is the mantra at Post-19. We are determined to teach our students as many skills as we can before their education comes to an end and at the same time are aware that after finishing at Post-19 the level of support they receive may not be as intense. We therefore provide just enough support so that when needed we are there to assist our students whilst at the same time encouraging them to be as independent as they possibly can be. For each student we have a personalised understanding of how much active support they may need.
All teaching and interactions throughout the day are underpinned by the theory of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), specifically using analysis of Verbal Behaviour (VB). This is a data-driven, scientifically-based method which has proven to be effective in enabling children and adults with autism to lead lives full of choice and opportunity.
To find out more about our curriculum, please visit the Curriculum section of our website.
Our Curriculum Model
All of these elements are brought together into a curriculum model that allows students to follow their chosen pathway in preparation them for adulthood. This is focused around the creation of an ‘ideal week’ designed to meet the interests and aspirations of each individual. Watch the video below to see how we achieve this.