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Illawarra Private School for Students with ASD & Mild Intellectual Disabilities



74 Waples Road
Unanderra, New South Wales,

ASPIRE School. For Students with an Intellectual Disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD, including ADHD).

Every child needs to belong. Every parent wants for their child to thrive, have friends and find success in life. ASPIRE’s goal is to deliver this for each and every child.

ASPIRE is an Illawarra School for Special Purpose by Cedars Christian College. Just 10 minutes south of Wollongong, it's a Private School for ASD & Mild Intellectually Disabled Students in YEARS 3-6.  A YEAR 7 class is starting in 2025.

ASPIRE ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLING FOR YEAR 7 in 2025 - please enquire now. ASPIRE will grow over the next 5 years to cater for YEARS 3-12.

Early enquiry is strongly encouraged due to small class sizes. Parents and carers can enquire with ASPIRE here, or call (02) 42580400, or email [email protected]

Why Consider ASPIRE?

Cedars ASPIRE school is structured in such a way to allow maximum support for its students, but also strong integration and support into the Cedars’ school community. If your child has an ASD diagnosis, an intellectual impairment and is experiencing academic challenges, then ASPIRE supports your child academically and emotionally.

ASPIRE is different from mainstream school in these ways;

  • Small class sizes with no more than 10 students ( 1 special education teacher and aide),
  • Sensory/emotional regulation breaks are built into the timetable.
  • Accommodations are made for both the classroom and the playground, so the student is supported in all areas of their schooling.
  • All students have an ASPIRE Learning Plan catering for the student’s unique social, emotional and academic needs. The personalised plans have targeted goals tailored to meet each student’s unique needs.
  • ASPIRE offers research-based remediation literacy and numeracy programs.
  • Students get specialised support but retain the benefits of being part of a mainstream school.

ASPIRE – An Illawarra Private School for Wollongong Children with Autism & Intellectual Disability

Read more about ASPIRE School including Parent Testimonials here.

For any parents wishing to find the right school for their unique child, please make contact with Cedars ASPIRE. They take a holistic approach to education knowing it results in empowering and equipping students to achieve greater success and fulfilment in their lives.

ASPIRE – An Illawarra Private School for Wollongong Children with Autism & Intellectual Disability