Autism Resource Centre: 1st choice for hard to reach learners
If you have a question about ARC, about what we do or can do for you, or just general questions that can help you in any way, fill out the send form below and we will do our best to answer them.
Below, we will publish your fequently asked questions that relate to ARC or ASC education. All emails will be treated confidentially.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where to find us
ARC (Devon and Cornwall) LTD
2, Seymour Mews
Plymouth PL4 8RX
Tel: 01752 600421
Company Reg, No, 09845944
Q: My son is diagnosed ASD and is year 11: I would like him to come to ARC, how can I get him a place?
A: If your son is at a local school, you will need to ask the SENCO, if your school has one, or the Vice Principle responsible for the year group. A time might be made available for some taster sessions and the school can refer your son to us. If you are considering a place for post 16, you should get ARC named in his EHC plan - you can ask for this at the next review. For post 16 placement is is important that ARC should be named as part of his plan.
Q: Do you have an ARC Brochure?
A: We do: however, there have been so many changes lately that it is in a process of being extensively updated, but you can find out almost everything you want to know from the website, send an email or call us on 01752 600421. You can talk to us or come and visit; you will be most welcome.
Q: We are an organisation with our own special needs learners: can we book sessions with you for some activities that you do?
A: Yes you can: we run out of hours sessions, daily and all day sessions on Friday. Twilight and early evening sessions run for two and a half hours from 15:30 and Friday sessions are for all or half days. Activities includes arts and crafts - wood, clay, textiles and sewing, photography, painting and print-making, We have cookery classes and a range of kitchen based activities around independent living skills and workshops for practical crafts such as woodwork and wood-turning. From September 2016 we will have a training flat for independent living skills to support a range of activities including budgeting, shopping, cleaning and laundry.