for colleges, the Children and Families Act means: empowering young people and giving them a voice, having skilled and effective staff,  supporting students to achieve good outcomes - including jobs and offering personalised study programmes

Natspec is the membership association for Specialist Colleges. Our colleges give young people with a learning difficulty or disability the chance to become more independent and to learn in an exciting environment with personal support. Natspec believes that a place at a specialist college should always be an option that is available to young people and their parents.

Families of people with a disablity
Finding the best college for your son, daughter or someone you care for is a big job. This section will help you to choose the college that suits you.
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Specialist colleges teach you the skills you need to be more independent or to get a job and make friends. Read the stories and experiences of other young people who are students at specialist colleges.
Professionals
If you are employed at a Natspec college or work professionally with our students, Natspec’s training, learning resources and policy briefs can help you keep your knowledge up-to-date.
News and general Information
Natspec has over 70 member colleges. Our experience means we have great success stories, a range of media spokespeople and useful resources.

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