30 Jun Who would qualify for placement in a special school?
Special education includes services for a wide variety of learning and physical disabilities. Different schools offer different solutions for different disabilities.
Autism early intervention centres, autism therapy centres, autism schools and autism preschools are all special educational setting for children specifically with autisms spectrum disorder. They specialise in ASD and other neurodevelopment disabilities such as Aspersers and will only enrol children with communication disorders, emotional and behavioural disorders or a diagnosis specific to their field of expertise.
Other special schools cater more for children with physical disabilities such as osteogenesis perfecta, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Spina Bifida. Students with these disabilities are likely to benefit from the services offered in these specialist schools.