9 December 2018

Ask RiotACT: Public primary school recommendation for child with learning difficulties

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Hi Rioters.

We are relocating to Canberra next year. My son is diagnosed with Autism and has learning difficulties too. He is attending a mainstream school with some support. Hoping to put him in a similar setting. I’m now looking around for any suitable public schools to enroll him in.

Parents, if you have any recommendation about schools I’d love to know.

Regards,

Sonia

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Hello Sonia, Can I ask how old your son is? Many primary schools (and high schools and colleges) in the ACT have Learning Support Units (some general, some autism-specific), so it’s worth taking a look at this list of those: https://www.education.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/1135380/2018-Programs-and-units-PDF.pdf Both my sons have learning difficulties and one has ASD. We have found the Early Childhood School environment here very supportive, if your son is under year 3. Happy to answer any questions. Best, PG

Thanks pangaeagirl. My son is 7 years old. His therapy needs to be conducted in school as me and my husband both will work. I heard that some primary school in ACT are very fussy if therapist conduct their therapy in school. Do you have any experience on that.

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