Education Queensland promotes access, participation and quality educational outcomes for students with disabilities within primary, secondary, special schools, and early childhood development programs.
Specialised services for students with disabilities provide educational support for students whose needs arise from autism spectrum disorder or hearing, intellectual, physical, speech-language or vision impairment or a combination of these. In addition, early childhood development services are provided for students from birth to Prep age.
Visiting professionals are available to support students with disabilities. They may include:
Many of these professionals visit students with disabilities at schools to assess their educational needs and assist teachers in developing programs. Others are based at schools full-time. Specialist support can be accessed through schools or regional offices.
Students who don't access additional resourcing through the Education Ajustment Program, but who have a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, are supported through an array of student support services. This may include guidance support, speech-language pathology, behaviour support, learning support etc.
Education for children with a disability - a guide for parents provides further information on the support available for children and young people with disabilities in the state school sector.
For more information visit the Student Services website.
This page was last reviewed on 17 Jun 2011