Farleigh Further Education College Frome is special school for autism UK, provides both day and 24 hour residential care for up to 90 students aged 16-25 with autistic spectrum disorders, pervasive development disorder, Asperger's syndrome and associated complex needs including behavioural difficulties.
This autistic residential school has five residential houses in the community each with its own identity, working ethos and dedicated team of staff. This provides learners with the opportunity to experience independent living in a range of different settings.
Individual programmes of support are designed either as day or 38 week placements for up to three years.
The main goal of this best autistic school in UK is to ensure that learners are prepared for independent adult life, feel empowered to make choices and optimise their independent living skills.
For this aim the College offers:
-An aspirational provision focused upon a positive understanding of autistic spectrum conditions
-One to three year intensive learning and independence programmes
-Access to mainstream further education through individualised tailored academic and vocational courses
-Clearly defined goals for education and therapy
-An opportunity for a work experience placement
-Preparation for employment, higher education and independence
-On site programmes including GCSEs, A -Levels and vocational courses for some of students who are not ready to attend mainstream college