The Specialist Disability Support in Schools (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.
SDSS Program fact sheet for schools
How to access the SDSS Program services
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 provides details of organisations under each of the 3 funding categories.
The list of
outreach for SDSS Program funded organisations provides information regarding the SDSS organisations that provide outreach services to schools.
Protocols for SDSS services
Protocols for SDSS services 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 in the
schools, the SDSS Program and the NDIS video – transcript.
Please note, the Non School Organisations (NSO) Program was replaced by the SDSS Program. The same distinctions apply regarding the NDIS.