Services for School-Aged Children
Autism Queensland provides a range of services and programs to assist autistic children and adolescents (6-17 years), their families and the professionals who support them.
Request a service
If you have not spoken with AQ before and would like to submit a new enquiry or service request, please select the “New Enquiry” button below. If you are an existing AQ client or have spoken with us before, please select the “Existing Client” button to reach out and send us an email.
Information for parents & carers
Autism Queensland provides a range of services for school-age children 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 Assessments
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.
Individualised strategies for people with disability to reduce the occurrence and impact of behaviours of concern. Read more.
Developed and delivered by our team of therapy and education professionals with expertise in autism, groups focus on key elements including behaviour, developmental and family-based interventions to meet the needs of children and their families. Term and school holiday groups available. Read more.
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.
Vacation Care | Brisbane
The Autism Queensland Vacation Care Program operates at the Sunnybank Hills and Brighton campuses for children on the spectrum aged 5-16 years. We aim to provide activities that are suitable for a range of interests and levels of ability. Children are supported to enable them to participate and enjoy the activities. Please note places are limited and fees apply. Read more.
Parent Education & Support
Workshops & Webinars – We deliver a range of webinars and face to face workshops for parents at venues around Queensland. Learn more.
CUES (Coping with Uncertainty in Everyday Situations) Workshop for parents of children aged 6-16 years – This 8-week program is designed to increase parents’ knowledge of how their child’s intolerance of uncertainty can affect their mood, thoughts, and behaviour, and how to identify these situations. Sessions are individualised to meet the needs of each parent and their child.
This group is available at AQ Gold Coast from Tuesday 6 February-Tuesday 26 March. 9.30am-11.30am or 6.00pm-8.00pm. (Session times may vary depending on participant numbers.) Click here to submit an enquiry.
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.
Online Transition Resource Package
Information and resources for teachers, parents and carers to assist autistic children make a smooth transition from early childhood learning into all Queensland school. Read more.
School Advisory Service
Our therapists and teachers visit autistic students 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.
Information for schools, organisations & professionals
Autism Queensland provides the following services to organisations and professionals working with/supporting school-aged autistic children.
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 autistic students
Groups developed in collaboration with your school to meet the needs of your students such as social skills, school readiness, transition to high school, etc.
INCLUDE Consultancy Services
AQ’s inclusive design solutions are co-created with early childhood centres, schools, community spaces and organisations to ensure they are meaningful and achievable. This collaborative process empowers organisations to take ownership, by removing barriers and engaging in a continuous process of reflection, to ensure all people can access, participate, and feel welcomed in their spaces.
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 autistic students; coaching and mentoring of staff; assist in the development of Individual Plans, Positive Behaviour Support Plans, curriculum adjustments and more. Learn more.
Individual support for autistic students
Targeted programs addressing developmental and independence skills related to organisation, communication, personal care and hygiene, mealtimes, etc.
- Scheduled workshops & webinars
- Customised training – tailored content delivered at your preferred venue.
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 autistic children. 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.
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
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.