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Autistic Learners in Australia

Autistic Learners in Australia

At Nisai, we believe that everyone has equal value and should have access to high quality education around the world.

The delivery within the Nisai Virtual Academy meets many of the challenges experienced by Autistic learners such as avoiding eye contact and providing a familiar routine through timetabled lessons.

We remove others in their physical space and place our learners in smaller (no more than 15 students) virtual classes. This way, our autistic learners can focus on their education while not having the distraction of 25 plus learners.

Progression for Autistic Learners

We have seen many learners with Autism also progress socially through measuring behaviour and contribution within lessons. We also measure social interaction during lessons. Our learners progress from the private text window to the public text window and then go on to using of their microphone in front of their peers.

“Students make good progress in lessons and improve in confidence and self-esteem, which enables them to participate positively in their learning. In particular, learners with autism or those with anxiety make good progress and benefit from online learning”​
OFSTED, Nov 2017

Our long-term students can gain accredited qualifications such as Functional Skills, GCSEs and A Levels to ensure progression and future career opportunities for each student.

Cambridge IGCSE Combined Science was a ‘perfect fit’ for Nisai Student with Autism and multiple learning barriers

As a Cambridge International School, we are able to offer Cambridge qualifications to students worldwide. Daniel has been studying with Nisai since 2016 and is now doing the Cambridge IGCSE in Combined Science through the Nisai Virtual Academy.

Daniel has been diagnosed with ASD, ADHD and Tourette syndrome and has always struggled with school despite being academically capable. Both mainstream and special schools caused Daniel high levels of anxiety and he was often unable to attend.

Read the full press release here. 

"I spent a couple of years out of education before starting Nisai and it was like waking up from a nightmare"

ASD Learner, NVA

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