Fre­man­tle Col­lege autism sup­port boost

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS -

FRE­MAN­TLE Col­lege is set to ex­pand its autism pro­gram for 2019, re­ceiv­ing a boost of re­sources and in­creased ca­pac­ity.

Fre­man­tle Col­lege cur­rently has an autism pro­gram in place that al­lows kids to learn in main­stream classes.

Fre­man­tle Col­lege prin­ci­pal Myles Draper said he was re­ally ex­cited to have the spe­cial­ist pro­gram at the col­lege.

“We will be work­ing with lo­cal pri­mary schools, fam­i­lies and ex­ter­nal agen­cies to make sure the pro­gram achieves suc­cess for stu­dents with autism in our vi­brant school com­mu­nity,” he said.

“Stu­dents will ben­e­fit from ex­pert teach­ers, ad­di­tional sup­port, re­sources and fan­tas­tic new op­por­tu­ni­ties, all in a cus­tomised learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

“All staff in­volved in the pro­gram have com­pleted ex­ten­sive pro­fes­sional learn­ing pro­grams so they can give the best sup­port and op­por­tu­ni­ties to stu­dents with autism spec­trum disor­der.”

Fre­man­tle MLA Si­mone McGurk said the news would be wel­comed by par­ents weigh­ing up high school op­tions. Re­sults had been en­cour­ag­ing so far and they wanted to ex­pand on that.

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