ASD Base Coordinator
Mrs E Nicolaou
The ASD Base at Cwmbran High supports 14 students with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Places are available for pupils from Torfaen, Newport, Blaenau Gwent and Monmouthshire.
The Base provides specialist support for students who are able to access the majority of National Curriculum subjects in the mainstream school whilst being able to nurture the personal and social skills development required to function as an adult.
It is an equal opportunities environment that focuses on the need of each individual.
As well as additional educational visits and qualification opportunities through their Life Skills Suite the base provides support for parents and carers via support group meetings allowing opportunities for parents to network and speak with professionals regarding ASD.
The base provides specific ASD training across the authority and takes the opportunity to raise awareness of autism wherever possible.
Training and daily support is provided to all mainstream school staff creating the autism friendly school that is Cwmbran High.