Application Process

Eligibility, Process & Fees

To be eligible to enrol at Woodbury and Rubens Place, your child must have a primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Diagnosis must be supported by a formal assessment and report from a Psychiatrist or Clinical Psychologist using the DSM-V and should include evidence of persistent impairment in reciprocal social communication and social interaction, and restricted repetitive patterns of behaviour, interest and activities.

Symptoms must be present from early childhood and limit or impair everyday functioning. The report/ diagnosis must be no more than 2 years old at the time of enrolment.

**This formal assessment is not necessary for Rubens Place Enrolment

Children with multiple diagnoses or associated disorders will also be considered provided their primary diagnosis is that of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Children may be of any sex, race, or socio-economic status.
Children must be aged between 4 years and 6 months, and 7 years and 11 months as of the 1st of February of the year of commencement at Woodbury.
For Rubens Place, children must be aged between 3 years and 6 months,  and 4 years and 11 months as of the 1st of February of the year of commencement of the program.

As a small school, enrolment is dependent on an appropriate vacancy within a classroom being available.This ensures children are placed with appropriate peers, and in a setting which best meets their needs.

Rules and Policies are in place to ensure your child remains safe and well at school. Please visit the dept of education website for information on : https://education.nsw.gov.au/student-wellbeing/attendance-behaviour-and-engagement

Temporary Visas and International Students: For information about eligibility and forms to complete, please visit: https://www.deinternational.nsw.edu.au/study-options/study-programs/temporary-residents

How To Apply

After initial enquiries if you would like to be placed on Woodbury’s official waitlist, the application form can be downloaded and sent in with the $100 processing fee to guarantee a spot.
An invitation will be extended to attend an open day and Q & A information session for parents only to attend.

When a vacancy is available, the Clinical Director will contact you to arrange a 3 hour intake assessment. This allows us to get to know your child, make the appropriate class placement, and allows your child the opportunity to explore the new environment.

The final decision is made and in conjunction with parents, will determine if Woodbury is the appropriate placement for your child.

A formal offer confirming placement is sent via letter. The enrolment paperwork and all the relevant information is sent to you. The information will include the Start Date; Fee Structure; and the transition plan. – Please ask any questions before signing.

Placement is secured and confirmed once all signed paperwork is returned along with $1,000 deposit which guarantees enrolment. This payment will be deducted from your first term fees.

Step 1
After initial enquiries if you would like to be placed on Woodbury’s official waitlist, the application form can be downloaded and sent in with the $100 processing fee to guarantee a spot.
Step 2
An invitation will be extended to attend an open day and Q & A information session for parents only to attend.
Step 3

When a vacancy is available, the Clinical Director will contact you to arrange a 3 hour intake assessment. This allows us to get to know your child, make the appropriate class placement, and allows your child the opportunity to explore the new environment.

Step 4

The final decision is made and in conjunction with parents, will determine if Woodbury is the appropriate placement for your child.

Step 5

A formal offer confirming placement is sent via letter. The enrolment paperwork and all the relevant information is sent to you. The information will include the Start Date; Fee Structure; and the transition plan. – Please ask any questions before signing.

Step 6

Placement is secured and confirmed once all signed paperwork is returned along with $1,000 deposit which guarantees enrolment. This payment will be deducted from your first term fees.

Fees

Woodbury Autism Education and Research is a registered charity, and as such, 75% of your fees are tax deductible. A small percentage of your fees may also be claimable through the NDIS, if your NDIS package allows.

Rubens Place fees are fully claimable if the correct package supports are in place through the NDIS.

For further discussion around fees, please don’t hesitate to contact us on

(02) 9639 6152.

Travel Information

For information on  transport options for your child, please visit the NSW Education website on the link below.

https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/astp/parents/application