19-year-old Ava has attended Seashell school and college.
She has severe hearing loss, is blind in one eye and has limited vision in the other. Ava has physical, communication and learning difficulties and is fed through a tube in her stomach.
When she started at Seashell Ava was unable to stand or walk. She would hold lots of toys in her hands limiting her ability to use touch to explore and develop. She would often hide behind her hair, living in a world of her own.
A specialist multi-disciplinary team came together to plan and deliver an intensive programme of education and care for Ava. The change has been remarkable, and she is noticeably more independent and content.