Nurodiversity & Coding For Children

Transform your child's challenges into strengths.

Geelong Nuerodiverse Coding Classes.

Beginner Classes for Kids with Autism

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects individuals in various ways, often leading to unique challenges in communication, social interaction and behaviour. While individuals with autism may face hurdles in some aspects of life, they also possess remarkable talents and strengths, including an affinity for logical thinking and attention to detail. Learning to code can be a transformative experience for kids with autism, offering a range of benefits that extend beyond acquiring technical skills.

Coding is inherently logical and structured, which aligns well with the thinking patterns of many children with autism. Here are 5 benefits for learning to code for children with Neurodiverse backgrounds.


  • Logical Thinking: Coding involves breaking down complex problems into smaller, manageable steps, which requires logical thinking and problem-solving. This process can help children with autism develop and enhance their logical reasoning skills.
  • Predictable Rules: Programming languages follow strict rules and syntax, offering a predictable and consistent environment. This predictability can provide a sense of stability and comfort for children with autism, who may thrive in structured settings.
  • Attention to Detail: Coding requires attention to detail, as even a single error can lead to a program malfunctioning. Children with autism often excel in paying attention to details, making them well-suited for coding tasks.
  • Written Communication: Coding encourages clear and precise written communication. Children with autism can benefit from practicing written communication through code documentation, comments, and peer collaboration on coding projects.
  • Verbal Communication: Collaborative coding projects often require discussions and explanations of ideas and concepts. This can help children with autism develop their verbal communication skills as they share their thoughts and ideas with peers and mentors.


Why Choose Our Geelong Neurodiverse Coding Classes? Expect


Incredible Pricing

NDIS students can use funding, but reach out to us for individual programs, promotions and offers in pricing.

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Free Trial Class

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Term Based Courses

We run our classes during school terms between 9 and 10 weeks + holiday programs.

Online, In-Person

Weekly 1 hour sessions

Learn remotely online, or at in-person classes with only 8 student per class. Our Geelong learning studio are loaded with modren technology.

STEM Skills

Sequential Curriculum

Neurodiversity often is a strength in coding. Our courses. allow children to progress in tech & computing, moving forward in their coding journey.


Kids Coding Courses

We provide courses that align with the Australian school curriculum.


Caring Code Coaches

Our special needs tutors are committed to your child’s learning growth and development, while making it fun and social.

Fun Learning

Fun Courses

Our courses allow kids to connect and socialise with other like-minded peers who share their passion for technology.

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Self Confidence Building

What we find here most at iCode school is that children and young people who complete our courses build self-esteem and confidence. They do this by:

  1. Completing coding projects and seeing their work in action can provide a tangible sense of achievement. These accomplishments can enhance their self-esteem and confidence.

  2. Coding empowers children to work independently on projects, fostering a sense of autonomy and self-reliance. This independence can be particularly empowering for individuals with autism.

  3. Many coding activities involve teamwork, where children work together to solve problems and build projects. This collaborative environment can help children with autism practice and improve their social skills.

  4. Coding can create common interests among children, facilitating friendships and connections based on shared passions.

Neurodiverse Kids Should Learn to Code

Coding is not only a valuable technical skill for neurodiverse children, but it's also a powerful tool for the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children with autism. Its structured with logical methods, kids can focus on detail and collaborate,  making it an ideal activity for those on the autism spectrum. We provide opportunities for self-expression, skill development and social interaction. iCode School's coding classes can help children with autism build confidence, prepare for future opportunities and engage with like-minded peers. Introducing coding to children with autism at iCode School can be a meaningful and impactful way to nurture their strengths and support their overall development.

Coding helps Neurodiverse kids better understand the world around them. It's a fundamental in 2024 for any child's education. Most Autistic children don’t know the first thing about what makes our smartphones, laptops and gaming consoles run. Our corses teach children about interacting with technology.

Australian schools lack the resources to deliver the skills your child requires. An older teaching workforce and the newness of coding means schools are still scrambling to upskill. Research shows only 1 in 3 ICT teachers are qualified to teach coding.

It’s FUN! Kids love creating games, apps and interactive projects. It's also a great way to make new friends. Plus, you'll see their creative thinking skills improve as they become creators, not just consumers. The possibilities are endless and only limited by your children’s imagination.

Coding fosters other crucial 21st century skills like critical thinking, problem-solving and computational thinking. Traditional reading, writing and arithmetic are no longer enough in today’s digital world.
Jobs of the future will require STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths). Learning to code increases your child’s chance of securing a lucrative STEM career.
Coding can also provide positive benefits to children with Autism who have a keen interest in technology.
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FAQ's About Neurodiverse Coding Classes

  • How do my kids gain social skills in these classes? 
    When kids are around like minded peers with common goals to achieve, like creating a game, kids are more willing to ask questions, share their knowledge and work together to achieve outcomes.
  • Do many iCode Kids have additional needs? 
    Many of the kids at iCode School have additional needs or require additional support. We are an inclusive coding school that encourages opportunity for achievement at any level. Our coaches are experienced and trained to work with all students with varying needs.
  • How do I get my anxious child to go somewhere new / start classes?
    Many of the kids at iCode were anxious, nervous, or apprehensive about starting lessons. In the initial trial class kids have a tour of the studio, have a go at a class and meet the coaches as well as get to know the site before classes start. We can offer a complementary 1:1 tour if that would siut you and your child better.
  • Why should I encourage my child with Autism to learn coding?

    Learning to code can provide numerous benefits for children with Autism, including improved problem-solving skills, enhanced creativity, and increased confidence and a way to develop social skills with like minded peers. It also opens up potential career opportunities in the technology sector.

  • At what age can my child with Neuro-diversity start learning to code?

    There's no specific age requirement to start learning coding. Many resources and platforms offer coding activities suitable for children as young as 5 or 6 years old. The key is to find age-appropriate materials or educational centres and adapt them to your child's individual needs and interests

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    Coding often involves collaboration and communication, whether it's seeking help from others, explaining ideas, or working in teams. Engaging in coding activities, including structured group work, provides opportunities for neurodiverse children to practice and improve their communication skills in a supportive environment.

  • My child struggles with attention and focus. Will coding help?

    Coding can be beneficial for children who struggle with attention and focus because it provides a structured and engaging sequence of tasks with a clearly defined outcome. Many coding platforms offer interactive and visually appealing lessons that can help capture and maintain your child's attention.

  • Can coding activities be adapted for children with sensory sensitivities?

    Yes, coding activities can be adapted to accommodate children with sensory sensitivities. This includes using headphones to block out distractions, adjusting screen brightness or contrast, or providing fidget toys, or seating variations for tactile stimulation. Additionally, there are coding resources specifically designed for children with sensory sensitivities.

  • How can I support my neurodiverse child's interest in coding at home?

    Encourage your child's interest in coding by providing access to age-appropriate coding resources, such as coding apps, games, or online courses. Work with your child to find projects or activities that align with their interests, and offer praise and encouragement for their efforts and achievements.

  • What if my child finds coding challenging or frustrating?

     It's normal for children to encounter challenges and frustrations when learning to code. Encourage a growth mindset by emphasising the importance of perseverance and problem-solving, this will lead to developing their computational thinking skills and resilience. Breaking tasks into smaller, more manageable steps and providing plenty of positive reinforcement and support along the way will assist in developing these skills.

  • How can I determine if coding is a good fit for my child with Autism?

    Introduce your child to coding through trial sessions or activities to gauge their interest and engagement. Observe how they respond to coding tasks and whether they enjoy the problem-solving and computational thinking part of coding. Find a program or platform that they are comfortable using, jeep in mind that every child is unique, so what works for one child may not work for another.

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