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School options for your child with ASD

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Starting school is an important time for children and families. The transition to school may present challenges for your child, as well as for the rest of your family, and so good planning for the transition is critical.

As a parent, you play a vital role in your child's education. By getting involved in the school, you can help your child make a smooth and happy start to their education. Parents should consider all available school options for their child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The education system in Queensland has three main sectors: the state school sector, Independent Schools Queensland and Queensland Catholic Education Commission.

All families are able to and encouraged to enrol at their local school. You will need to complete enrolment forms and may be asked to have an interview with a staff member.

The School Transport Assistance Scheme has been created to assist students in travelling to and from school. Students with disability attending state and non-state schools may be eligible to receive transport assistance to and from school.

Both the state sector and some independent schools provide distance education options. Further information about distance education opportunities within the state sector is available on the distance education website.

Another option parents may consider is home education (child must be of compulsory school age).

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Last updated 04 September 2020