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Services for School-Aged Children

Autism Queensland provides a range of services and programs to assist school-age children on the autism spectrum, their families and the professionals who support them.

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Information for parents & carers

Autism Queensland provides a range of services and programs for school-age children on the spectrum and their families.


Autism Queensland School | Brisbane & Cairns

Autism Queensland’s accredited, independent school has campuses at Brighton & Sunnybank Hills in Brisbane, and Edmonton, Cairns. Our team of teachers, teacher aides, speech and occupational therapists deliver autism-specific education and therapy programs for children from Prep age to 18 years. Read more.


Allied Health & Diagnostic Assessment Services

Comprehensive diagnostic assessments for ASD in children & adolescents are available at the Sunnybank Hills, Brighton and Cairns centres.  These assessments are an integral part of the diagnostic process. Assessment services to support those children who may already have a diagnosis are also available. Read more.


Groups

Developed and delivered by our team of therapy and education professionals with expertise in autism, groups focus on key elements including behaviour, developmental and social skills and family-based interventions to meet the needs of children and their families. Term-based and school holiday groups available. Read more.


Individual Therapy

Autism Queensland provides Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy services for individuals of all ages from centres in Queensland. Psychology services are also available at some sites. Read more.


Behaviour Support Services

Individualised strategies for people with disability to reduce the occurrence and impact of behaviours of concern. Read more.


Support Coordination Services

Autism Queensland is registered to provide support connection and coordination of supports to NDIS participants who have provision for this service in their NDIS plan. Read more.


School Advisory Service

Our therapists and teachers visit students on the autism spectrum from Prep to Year 12 in their education setting and provide information, advice, support and individualised strategies to support their educational outcomes. Please contact your school to discuss arranging a school visit for your child. Read more.


Vacation Care Programs | Brisbane

Available at our Sunnybank Hills and Brighton centres. Activities are tailored to cater for the different ages and abilities of children on the autism spectrum. Please note places are limited and fees apply. Read more.


Workshops

We deliver a range of workshops for parents at venues around Queensland. View workshops.


Other resources

Online Transition Resource Package

Information and resources for teachers, parents and carers to assist children with autism to make a smooth transition from early childhood learning into all Queensland school. Read more.


Learning Potential Resources

This website for parents of primary school children is designed to provide a range of easy-to-use activities and ideas that reinforce classroom learning. It offers free, mobile and tablet friendly ideas and activities; ‘everyday’ ideas that illustrate ways parents can use with their children as part to encourage literacy and numeracy skills growth as part of everyday life; 80 ‘practise’ together activities to reinforce literacy and numeracy skills their children learn at school; 80 ‘practise online’ activities including interactive games and videos and talking points for parents to share with their children. Learning Potential Resources have been developed by educators with the Australian Curriculum in mind. Visit the website.


 

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Information for schools, organisations & professionals

Autism Queensland provides the following services to organisations and professionals working with/supporting school age children with ASD.


Autism Consultant Service

This service is available to schools seeking on-going and regular support from a consultant with expertise in autism. Your consultant can provide direct support for students on the spectrum; coaching and mentoring of staff; assist in the development of Individual Plans, Positive Behaviour Support Plans, curriculum adjustments and more. Please contact us for more details and costs. Download flyer.


Customised Services

Autism Queensland offers a range of customised services on a fee for service basis. This enables us to provide a flexible service that is structured to meet the needs of the client and other relevant stakeholders including schools and community organisations. Read more.


Groups for your students on the spectrum

Groups developed in collaboration with your school to meet the needs of your students on the autism spectrum such as social skills, school readiness, transition to high school, etc.


Individual Support for students on the autism spectrum

Targeted programs addressing developmental and independence skills related to organisation, communication, personal care and hygiene, mealtimes, etc.


Professional Development
  • Scheduled workshops
  • Customised training – tailored content delivered at your preferred venue.

Read more.


School Advisory Service*

This service take place at schools across Queensland and aims to provide information, advice, support and individualised strategies to support the educational outcomes of children with ASD. Our therapists and teachers visit students from Prep to Year 12 in their education setting (State Schools, Independent Schools, Catholic Education Schools).

*This service is supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education, Specialist Disability Support in Schools (SDSS) Program. 

Read more.


Targeted, short-term staff support
  • Assistance with Individual Planning
  • Assistance with Positive Behaviour Support Plans and behaviour interventions
  • Support around discussing the diagnosis with the student
  • Support with peer education
  • Assistance in development of Transition Plans
  • Assistance in designing and implementation of environmental and curriculum adjustments
  • Coaching and mentoring

Other resources

 

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This new online professional learning community designed with educators, for educators, providing evidence-based practices, tools and resources to support diverse learners was launched by the Autism CRC in May 2020. Visit the website.