World Autism Awareness Day


Around 1 in 150, or .6%, of people in Australia are affected by autism, and for many of them one of the most challenging parts of daily life is the inability to avoid all the stimulation of light, sound, and information in the world around them. On Monday April 4th those students, and many others, got the chance to experience a place in school without this bombardment on the senses when a temporary sensory space was set up in the Science Centre at lunchtime. More than a dozen students took advantage of this protected space to enjoy a quiet, low stimulus zone, discuss the questions faced by ASD people, and enjoy sensory activities like dry clay sculpting and charcoal drawing.

We look forward to being able to offer more opportunities like this to neurodiverse members of our school community in the future.