Students attend mainstream classes and timetabled classes within the ASD Unit. The unit is also available to them should they need to withdraw for an unscheduled class period. Scheduled classes within the unit are on an individual and group basis. Classes target the triad of impairments and a variety of teaching approaches are employed as described below. Students are supervised across breaks and lunch. Lunchtime contains structured activities including a board games club, drama classes, library etc to promote peer interaction.
The purpose of the ASD Class is to assist children with ASD’s to leave school with the skills necessary to participate to the level of their capacity in an inclusive way in the school and economic activities of society and to live independent and fulfilled lives and to provide for the greater involvement of parents of children with special educational needs in the education of their children.