Finding an appropriate educational environment for a school aged child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder is a process of investigation, evaluation, application and constant review. Parents and carers are advised to start investigating options as early as possible.
The factors which are likely to contribute to a successful school placement for a child with ASD are:
You can read more about this topic in the Australian Autism Handbook (2008) and in the Best Practice Guidelines for ASD by Roberts and Prior (2006).
The Australian Schools Directory lists all Australian primary and secondary schools enabling users to search by state, postcode, school name and also specifically for schools that cater for special needs including autism. http://www.australianschoolsdirectory.com.au/search-specialneeds.php