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Special school or mainstream school: children with autism spectrum disorder


In this podcast, parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) talk about choosing schools. They compare mainstream schools and special schools and talk about early intervention activities to get children ‘school ready’. Some parents find a combination of special schooling and mainstream schooling works well at the start.

A school’s location, the classroom environment, and staff experience working with children with ASD are all important factors when choosing the best school for your child.

  • Last updated or reviewed 30-05-2017
  • Acknowledgements This content was funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, and developed in collaboration with the Helping Children With Autism Initiative.

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