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BROCS in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, is an independent specialist service for people with autism, aspergers syndrome and learning difficulties and disabilities. Our mission is to create a learning environment that meets the needs of individual students and empowers them to maximise their independence and communication.
Our modern, welcoming and supportive environment is specifically designed and adapted to meet each student’s needs. As well as classrooms and study areas we have a fully equipped multi-sensory room, quiet areas and leisure facilities.
Our committed and experienced team of staff tailor the support they offer to the particular learning and support needs of each student. The philosophy of our curriculum is to promote independence and the acquisition of a broad range of skills to enhance independence. Traditional academic subjects, such as literacy and numeracy, are incorporated in a meaningful way across a whole range of subjects.
Learning and education
Students can choose from a range of activities within two core areas, tailored to their own needs.
Independence and communication
This practical based curriculum gives students the opportunity to develop the skills they will need in adulthood
Life skills pathway
We support each individual to maximise their potential and enable them to live as independently as possible. Each student is supported to work towards their goals, whether this is gaining skills for life, transition to further education or supported employment. Everyone has an individual learning plan to make sure the support we offer meets fits their needs and aspirations.
A range of modular accredited programmes are available, including Roots for Growth and Development; Pathways to New Horizons; Personal and Social Development Programme; First Aid and Food Hygiene.
Students who wish to participate in Home and Living Skills sections have the opportunity to practice their daily living skills in a supportive environment. We have a fully equipped flat on campus where individuals can explore and experience different aspects of independent living. Our multi sensory room has been designed to provide sensory stimulation in a relaxing environment, with proven therapeutic benefits for students who experience sensory processing difficulties associated with autism spectrum disorders.
We offer individually tailored, person-centred outreach services. Individuals can choose to receive support in their own home, at work, in another educational setting or in the community. We work with each person to create a suitable support package around their wishes, interests and needs. Individuals can also choose to take part in a range of in house accredited academic and vocational activities. Many activities can offer therapeutic benefits and have dedicated facilities for art, craft, music, movement and drama.
Students have the opportunity to develop work related skills on campus while working towards voluntary or paid employment. Our team have experience of supporting people to find suitable jobs, fill in application forms and attend interviews. We can also offer support in the workplace if necessary. We have links with local colleges and work with them to support individuals who wish to access further or higher education.
We actively work with multi-disciplinary services to provide a comprehensive and holistic support package to each individual we support. Our staff team can support the communication needs of all students and have experience of using sign language, Makaton, PECS and other communication tools.
Rural enterprise service
Our specialist Rural Enterprise Service is in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. The service offers a structured and supported outdoors environment. We understand the therapeutic benefits of working and being in contact with animals.
The Rural Enterprise Service provides a unique opportunity for students to work in an agricultural environment, working with animals and poultry in a farm setting, as well as on small projects on the land. Students are encouraged to engage fully with the animals, taking an active role in their feeding, grooming and maintenance of their environment.
We run morning and afternoon sessions five days a week and these are some of the most popular session we offer. The areas we offer are animal husbandry; poultry keeping; small scale agriculture such as fence building and field maintenance; and small animal care.
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