Non-state schools provide a range of support options for students with ASD.
There are two main types of non-state schools: independent schools and Catholic schools.
For specific information regarding the support options available within the non-state sector, please contact the individual non-state school directly, Independent Schools Queensland or the Queensland Catholic Education Commission.
Independent Schools Queensland information for parents
An independent school is a non-government school that is governed, managed and accountable at the level of the individual school. Today, most independent schools employ specially trained teachers to assist students with special learning needs. Schools offer programs not only to students with disability, but to 'gifted and talented' students as well by way of 'extension and enrichment learning programs'.
For further information about specific support options for your child, it is recommended you contact the independent school directly or visit the Independent Schools Queensland website.
Queensland Catholic Education Commission information for parents
The Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) is a peak strategic body with statewide responsibilities in respect to Catholic schools in Queensland administered by five diocesan schooling authorities (Brisbane, Cairns, Rockhampton, Toowoomba and Townsville) and 18 religious institutes.
The QCEC website can help you locate your nearest Catholic school, provide links to the school website and other related information.