TEENS+ is an Edinburgh-based, full time, transitional education project for young adults aged 17 to their 20s, with complex and severe communication needs, such as autism, who have left school and are entering adulthood.
We have over 30 fully trained staff members and one of the leading facilities in our field. We’re split over two centres in Edinburgh, Ravenscroft and Liberton brae which tailor to different groups.
TEENS+ is a 4 year transitional education programme for young people aged 17-24 with complex additional support needs and severe communication problems, who have left school.
The programme comprises an extension of the students’ previous education, with emphasis on the transition to a more independent life in the community. It comprises of 4 different elements: learning; communication; life skills; and sports.
Stage two of the project, LIFE+, is an education and training programme for people with complex additional support needs and severe communication problems. The project offers the opportunity to try work placements and continue life long learning.
LIFE+ builds upon the students' previous education and skills, with an emphasis on training in employability skills, such as: building relationships; negotiation skills; communication skills and time management skills. LIFE+ will continue the students' lifelong learning and all students will participate in the work module - working in a support environment.
Established in Gilmerton, the Ravenscroft Centre is our facility dedicated towards young people with complex communication needs, autism & it’s complexities, and behaviours that challenge traditional services. One of our primary goals is to allow people with complex needs to achieve their full potential through gentle, lifelong learning.
Address: 60 Ravenscroft Street, EH17 8QWT
If you have any questions about the Ravenscroft Centre, please don’t hesitate to contact our Education Centre Director on 0131 672 2555.
Liberton Brae is our newest addition to the Teens+ education facilities. Based in Liberton this facility is aimed at young people who are not quite ready to take the step into post school education, work or to a new home. This is expected to be a four year transitional programme to build on skills and learning post school.
Address: 18 H&K Liberton Brae, EH16 6AE
If you have any questions about the Liberton Centre, please don’t hesitate to contact our Education Centre Director on 0131 468 4239.
The project runs for 4.5 days a week, Monday to Thursday, 9:00am - 4:45pm and on a Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm.