We can provide support for people who want to work to find a work placement, and provide support for people who have already found work that they enjoy. This support can include interview skills, job skills and social skills training. For some people who may find going out to work difficult we have small staffed resource centres and workshops that provide vocational opportunities.
Work / skill training is provided in our woodwork department, canteen, office department and shop front. People who use our services gain work experience and hold jobs through providing gardening services, conservation work and through outside employers.
Education and Leisure/Therapeutic opportunities
We can provide support for individuals who are at college or university. We also provide on-going training for those who wish to continue their skills training or education from our staffed resource centres. We are registered with ASDAN to provide pre NVQ courses on site. People in our centres also have access to local colleges.
The Kent Autistic Trust provides training in a wide variety of subjects.
The life skills and therapeutic activities provided by the Trust focuses on independent living-skills, leisure skills, social skill training, drama and role play, reflexology, aromatherapy and yoga. There are also opportunities for expression through the medium of art and music.
Staff joining the Trust have specific skills/diplomas or certificates in the following areas:
- Art and design
- Design Technology
- Further Education
- Office skills
- Computer skills
- Counselling skills
- Drama and Role-play
- Music Therapy
- Singing and Expressive Art
- Occupational skills
- Sport and Physical Education
We have 8 day vocational centres:
2-4 Lock Street, 21 High Street, & The Workshop are all based in Gillingham, Kent.
1 Newton close is based in Lordswood, Kent
Manor House, The Elliot Centre and Clubhouse are all based at The Ashford Resource Centre in Ashford, Kent.
The Woodville Centre is based in Canterbury.