Queensland state schools make reasonable adjustments to enable students with disability to access and participate in education.
Reasonable adjustments are strategies or supports that help children with disability to attend school, learn, participate in school activities and support their wellbeing while at school. They take into account the student's learning needs and balance the interests of everyone including the needs of other students and staff. This means that reasonable adjustments in one school might be different in another.
Schools are provided additional resources and can access expert advice from a
range of support services to make these adjustments, in consultation with you, to ensure your child is accessing and participating fully at school.
School staff will talk to you about your child's learning goals and what supports are available to help your child to attend school, learn and achieve. Other professionals such as school-based therapists and guidance officers may provide advice to schools about the reasonable adjustments for your child.
Many students with disability receive supports outside of school. These supports can make a big difference to how a student learns at school. If your child is receiving support outside of school that may support their learning at school, let your school know so they can work with the other service providers to give your child the best support they can to reach their full potential.
Hear about some of the ways schools across Queensland are supporting students with disability to succeed.
Read the Disability Standards for Education: A Practical Guide for Individuals, Families and Communities for more information about reasonable adjustments and the Disability Standards for Education 2005.
Hear about the standards in the following video.
Disability Standards for Education
Disability Standards for Education transcript
Hear about the support provided in Queensland state schools in the following animation.
Supporting students with disability – animation – Queensland state schools
Video transcript (DOCX, 26KB)