Autism Intervention Program
The Autism Intervention Program (AIP) is a Department for Education one year program for students who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), with students being selected through a Department for Education panel process. The AIP located at The Heights School P-12, runs programs to teach a variety of school self-management strategies to students, which they can apply when returning to their mainstream settings.
Learners will be taught methods to think flexibly and self regulate their behaviour whilst meeting sensory needs in socially acceptable ways. Individually tailored programs will also target students’ academic needs.
Skills and strategies will be explicitly taught to address students’ –
Students are referred to the program for reasons including;
Applying for the program
Parent/Carer involvement in the AIP is essential for the success of the student whilst in the program. Parents will be invited to meet with staff and be involved in setting goals that will be part of the student’s Autism Spectrum Support Plan.