Welcome back to all TAP students
Tuesday 15th September was an eagerly anticipated date in the calendar for The Autism Project this year. After almost 6 months of remote working, staff and students were keen to get back into the classroom and return to job seeking, learning, and spending time together – socially distanced of course!
During induction week, students from different years were welcomed back on different days to ensure not too many people were in the building at the same time. Staff ensured that students were fully aware of any new rules and procedures relating to COVID 19. There are hand sanitising stations dotted throughout the building and students created their own posters on the ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’ slogan. All posters will be entered into a competition and the students will pick a winner to be posted on the walls as a reminder for staff and students.
There are new classes on the curriculum, as unfortunately work placements are still not open to students due to the pandemic. To ensure students are getting the most out of their time with the project, staff have worked hard on creating engaging and beneficial modules for Well-being, Building Independence and Enterprise classes. Through these classes, students will gain a new and wide range of skills and knowledge that will prepare them for the future and independent adult life.
Students adapted to working from home so well during the height of the pandemic and there are still some remote classes on the timetable to keep contact at a minimum.
Even with this new way of working, the project remains as exciting and valuable as it always has been. We are all excited and ready for this new term, to see what more we can achieve over this strange and extraordinary year.
Bookings are now open for our live Zoom Autism Project information sessions
These sessions are open to anyone who wants to find out more about The Autism Project, our full-time, two-year, employability programme for autistic young people aged 18-25, with an Education Health & Care Plan. Hear from staff and ask them questions. Book Here