Fremantle: Fremantle College to expand it’s Autism program

Harvey Templeton Yr 7 (Blue Shirt)
Jay Tigchelaar Yr 10 (White Shirt)
Nicola De Lacey (SLP/ASD Coordinator)
Harvey Templeton Yr 7 (Blue Shirt) Jay Tigchelaar Yr 10 (White Shirt) Nicola De Lacey (SLP/ASD Coordinator)

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.

“Freo College has already had encouraging results from its existing autism program and we want to expand on that,” she said.

“We’re making sure that kids with autism have the support they need to thrive at Freo College.”

Existing secondary autism extension programs at Ashdale Secondary College, Ocean Reef Senior High School along with Fremantle College will be receive additional resources and boosted capacity.