Welcome to Education for children with disability - a guide for parents. This guide aims to give you a broad understanding of the support available for children and young people with disability in the state school sector.
It will give you a quick tour of:
The guide is a starting point to help you understand how the education system works and what is available for students with disability and what supports are available. The guide can provide you with a starting point for your discussions with schools and other departmental staff. It will assist you and your family to make informed decisions about your child's education. It is organised by topics, and provides advice about where you can find more detailed information.
The guide introduces a whole range of people that you might be in contact with over the course of your child's schooling. Some of the people you are encouraged to make contact with from the start are school staff, community agencies and other parents.
Most of the time, the best way to get more detail is simply to ask staff at your school. The Department of Education and Training website also has specific information about special education programs and services, including eligibility criteria.