Ask RiotACT: Yr 11 and 12 School/College recommendation for student with Asperger’s

Carrie 5 January 2018 13
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Hi Rioters,

Anyone have any advice for a mum with a son with Asperger’s – academically very high functioning but socially shy and anxious?

She is moving to the ACT and is looking for the best college (for year 11 and 12 doing tertiary studies) that is supportive and protective of students with Asperger’s.

I was looking to get advice from the Autism Asperger ACT organisation but it appears to have closed down.

If anyone can assist with recommendations it would be appreciated.


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13 Responses to Ask RiotACT: Yr 11 and 12 School/College recommendation for student with Asperger’s
Carrie Carrie 4:46 pm 08 Jan 18

Thanks very much for all of your replies. The family are planning to live in the Hawker area in Belconnen. I have passed on all recommendations for them to investigate further. Much appreciated.

Bajar Bajar 12:33 am 08 Jan 18

If Northside then St. Francis Xavier College in Florey. If Southside then Trinity Christian School. Public Colleges are very hit and miss, unfortunately. Some people have brilliant experiences – others have horrendous experiences.

AbbDon Helen AbbDon Helen 10:13 pm 07 Jan 18

St Edmund’s College ... inclusion, support and genuine care — definitely worth checking out ... contact Emma Rameke or Leonie Owens 😊

Jane Dawe Jane Dawe 9:44 pm 07 Jan 18


Aira Chilcott Aira Chilcott 4:42 pm 07 Jan 18

Trinity Christian School is good for that - academically tight and a great team of teachers for special needs etc.

Jessica En Bee Jessica En Bee 3:05 pm 07 Jan 18

Marist College, third school lucky (so lucky) for us.

Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth Warren 1:13 pm 07 Jan 18

Gungahlin College was great with my ASD child.

Debby Mauger Debby Mauger 11:14 am 07 Jan 18

Cherie Vance Kate Batty might be useful for Defence clients

Kerry Jackson Kerry Jackson 11:09 am 07 Jan 18

Dickson too

Mel Smith Mel Smith 11:03 am 07 Jan 18

Lake Ginninderra College have an excellent inclusion support program

Bec Cody Bec Cody 10:23 am 07 Jan 18

It will depend on where they end up living. If in the Woden area, my son had a very positive experience at Canberra College.

Jodie Maree Jodie Maree 10:20 am 07 Jan 18

Happy for this family to contact me via messenger. Welcome to beautiful Canberra

Emma Sharman Emma Sharman 9:50 am 07 Jan 18

Autism Asperger ACT didn't shut down exactly. It merged with Marymead in late 2016. Their unit at Marymead may be able to assist.

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