We have developed a specialist approach for supporting young people with complex autism, which enables them to reach their full potential. We call this the Prior Approach. The Prior Approach is based on autism best practice and methodologies and is carefully adapted to suit the specialist needs of our young people and support their physical, intellectual and emotional wellbeing. Applied across all settings with consistency, our approach provides a toolkit of skills which enable young people with complex autism to make sense of the world around them and support them throughout their life.
Prior Insight is our big data platform which was set up to learn more about our young people's autism. Now, additionally, it hosts many of our staff-facing processes and protocols.
We use the TEACCH system of structured teaching in the organisation of the day and the layout of all areas including classrooms, work and living spaces.
Consistency of approach is crucial for achieving success for our young people. Learning takes place throughout the Waking Day in all settings including education, residential and in the community.