Seeing a young person with autism making progress can be absolutely priceless, whether they are making eye contact for the first time or finishing a meal at the table.

Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder or Condition) is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, as well as how they experience the world around them. It is a spectrum condition: some people with autism can live relatively independently but others may need a high level of support throughout their lives. The condition can make life extremely challenging for the families of those affected.

The young people at Prior's Court are severely affected by their autism. They rely on our staff to guide them through their waking day; to make progress with learning, to manage behaviours and personal accomplishments, and to help them throughout the night. It can be challenging but it’s hugely rewarding when the young person in your care achieves something for the first time that others may take for granted.

Hear from the mum of one of our young people about the impact Prior's Court has had on her family:

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And what do you want to be doing tomorrow? Do you want to make a difference? If you’re looking for a rewarding career where you can help a young person severely affected by autism to improve their life chances and achieve things others take granted, then the Prior's Court Graduate Programme could be for you.

Find out more about applying to join our Graduate Scheme where you can make a real difference to young people's lives.


Without the dedication of all at Prior's Court my son would not be where he is today - being more able to cope with what is a very confusing world, and for that we will always be grateful.

Parents of a child at Prior's Court