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New further education college ‘ambitious’ about developing autism education

A further education college focusing on learners with complex autism aged 16-25 has opened its doors for the first time. Ambitious College is the first independent specialist college in London to be located on the same site as a general further education college – Barnet and Southgate College – and will cater for those who are often ruled out of education after leaving school. Recent research by charity Ambitious about Autism, which runs the college, showed that fewer than 1 in 4 young people with autism access education beyond school while more than 85% of adults with autism are not


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