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Brand New Autism-Specialist Learning Centre for High School Students


What are we?

The Growth & Grit Edu-centre is a learning centre for autistic students in the Helderberg Area, W.C. South Africa. We cater for high school students who want to achieve a Matric Certificate with/without university exemption.

 

What makes us different?

Our Edu-centre is run by two UK trained autism specialists in an environment that is autism-friendly.

We believe that children should be enabled to achieve as much as they can and not be hindered by unnecessary obstacles or blanket approaches. Autistic children often learn in a different way and at a different pace than their neuro-typical peers.

 

We are geared for these autistic differences in the following ways:

1. A calm, structured and organised environment

2. Curriculums that allow children to achieve in areas of strength and be supported in weaker areas, enabling children to achieve a Matric equivalent, with or without university exemption

3. Small groups with high adult to student ratios

4. Personal development programs that provide opportunities for children to develop social, communication, emotional and other life skills
 

Who are we?

The centre is run by Neels and Eloise Grobbelaar, a husband and wife team. We are qualified teachers (both in SA and the UK), each with 20 years of teaching behind us. We recently returned from the UK after teaching and supporting autistic teens in the Bristol area for 18 years. During this time we received extensive training in various autism approaches, along with Post Graduate Certificates in Autism, which we obtained from Birmingham University. We are confident in using the UK syllabus and supported many teens to achieve academically. We are however most proud of how our students gained confidence in their own abilities. The mental health of our students is very important to us.

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