Aspect Schools

Service Description

Operates eight independent schools in NSW, and nearly 100 satellite classes (classes run by Aspect schools, held in mainstream schools). There is also a school located in SA. The schools educate around 1000 children with autism every year, aged from three years and nine months. Learning environments are tailored to the special needs of students with autism. Class sizes are small with a high teacher to student ratio. All classes include a teacher and a teacher's aide. The goal is to help students develop the skills to become as independent as possible and to enable them to succeed in the wider community.

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm

Accessibility

Referral System

Prospective students must have the following: A current diagnosis from a specialist medical practitioner or clinical psychologist, which is not more than 12 months old; and a current standardised cognitive or developmental assessment (e.g. IQ Testing, Griffiths, WISC-IV, WPPSI-III, Stanford Binet V), which is not more than two years old.

Service Fees

A student's placement is partially funded by the state and federal governments.These contributions do not cover all the costs. School fees apply to the balance.

Languages (other than English)

Interpreter May Be Arranged

Disability Access

Yes

Organisational Information

Area Served

NSW

Parent Organisation

Autism Spectrum Australia

Postal Address

PO Box 361

Forestville

NSW

2087

Other Information

Volunteering Opportunities

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Last Updated: 16 November 2021