How to access the Specialist Disability Support in Schools (SDSS) program services
The SDSS Program supports schools by providing funding to approved organisations to deliver services to improve access to, and participation in, the curriculum and the educational outcomes for eligible school-aged students with disability.
All services are provided at the request of the school, based on a prioritisation process and may provide local, regional and/or state-wide services. It is recommended that schools make direct contact with the organisation to discuss service provision at school.
The list of SDSS Program funded organisations (PDF, 837KB) provides details of organisations under each of the 3 funding categories.
The list of Outreach for SDSS Program funded organisations (PDF, 420KB) provides the outreach calendar for certain organisations.
Protocols for SDSS services
Protocols for SDSS services (PDF, 404KB) to schools have been developed to assist SDSS organisations to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with schools including initial contact and appointments.
SDSS Program and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The important distinctions between the department's SDSS Program and the NDIS are available on the following link and the video clip below —
SDSS and the NDIS.
Transcript for schools, the SDSS program and the NDIS video (DOCX, 22KB)
Please note the NSO Program concluded in December 2018 and has been replaced by the SDSS program; however, the same distinctions apply regarding the NDIS.