The ASC Centre
The Mid Powys ASC Centre has been at the school for 10 years and we are now located within the main school in what used to be the old 6th form common room. We have 14 pupils who have been diagnosed as being on the Autistic Spectrum either with Aspergers Syndrome or Classic Autism.
As part of the education of these pupils we run an Emotional Literacy programme to help pupils understand how social skills and emotional intelligence impact on everyday life. We also run a transition programme to help pupils cope with what is one of the major changes in their lives, the transfer from primary to secondary education. Our ethos is that wherever possible our pupils should be taught in mainstream lessons with the necessary support. This has proved successful over the years with many of our pupils going on to complete 6th form and then on to university. The centre also has an outreach service that many schools have made use of over the years and of which we are very proud of. As part of our service to pupils we also run a parent group which takes place on the last Wednesday of every term.
The centre continues to go from strength to strength and is a recognised valuable asset to the high school and the community it serves. To contact the centre please ring 01597 828856.
Shaun Payne ASC Centre Manager