Western Autistic School, Laverton, Australia, is an educational organisation for students who have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which was established in 1979 in a church hall with six pupils. In 2014 it has 320 pupils. The school caters for students up to grade 3.
It has two campuses, the main campus at Laverton with 200+ students and the original school at Niddrie with 100+ students, an adolescent program called the Baseroom in Essendon Keilor College, in Airport West; an arts program in Laverton; and an Alternative Baseroom Program known as the Wattle Unit at Laverton.
The school also provides support and education to other professionals and is part of the Australian educational system. Western Autistic School has established the Autism Teaching Institute (ATI) which is a Registered Training Organisation delivering training to mainstream teachers throughout Victoria. The ATI also established the Practical Autism Research Centre (PRAC) in 2010 and has formed partnerships with several universities to conduct research. Western Autistic School also offers significant outreach support to staff and students in primary and secondary schools across the Western Region of Melbourne.
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