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About Our ASD Unit

ASD means Autistic Spectrum Disorder and to be included in an ASD class in any school, the child must have a diagnosis of ASD. People diagnosed with ASD are on a spectrum – their symptoms and characteristics present in different ways and vary from very mild to severe. People with Autism have difficulties in communicating and in forming relationships with others, in developing language and in making sense of the world around them. No two children with ASD are the same – just as no two children in a mainstream class are the same.

In our school we emphasise and celebrate the positive qualities of the children in our classes – both in mainstream and the ASD classes. Integration and reverse integration are an accepted way of life here. Children from the ASD classes join their mainstream peers for many classes each day and lunch and break periods provide wonderful opportunities for social interaction. The learning is a two way process, with both groups benefitting from their interactions.

We have two ASD classes in the school: a Junior class and a Senior class. Under DES regulations, a class typically consists of 6 pupils, a class teacher and two SNAs. Our classrooms have PC computers, LED interactive touch screens, IPads, library area, individual work stations, an art area, play areas and group work areas.

Our students learn in many different ways and because of this we create an individual programme for each student and use a variety of different approaches in class such as ABA, TEACCH, RPM, Montessori, active learning and collaborative learning to name a few to best facilitate the students learning.

To learn more about the wonderful work in both our ASD classes, go to Junior ASD Class and a Senior ASD Class.

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