Oliver is one of our staff members Justin’s’ eldest 10-year-old son. A couple of years ago he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He is a very smart, intelligent and loving boy and is known as a High Functioning Autistic, which you may have heard of in the past called Asperger’s syndrome.
Autism affects roughly 1 in 59 children and 1 in 37 boys. Children like Oliver find it hard to fit into the standard schooling system often requiring extra resources that are not always available. Luckily for Oliver, he has recently been accepted to attend the Autism Queensland School on a part time basis. Oliver will split half his time between his regular school and Autism Queensland School to give him all the tools in life outside of pure academics. Each class only has 6 children in it of a similar age and skill set to allow for a more tailored and effective educational experience. Edge would like to wish Oliver and his family all the best for his first day at Autism Queensland School.
Children like Oliver benefit from these services due to generous donations by the public. You too can assist in making a difference in these children’s lives by donating here https://autismqld.com.au/page/make-a-donation.