Special Needs Students

Local ACT programs

CarersACT  www.carersact.org.au

Carers ACT campaign with and for carers to advocate for the systemic support they need. We also provide services to support carers needs and the needs of the people they care for.


Disability ACT     www.communityservices.act.gov.au/disability_act


DSA – Dyslexia Speld ACT    www.dyslexia.org.au

DSA is a not-for-profit organisation providing advocacy, information and support services to children, young people and adults with specific learning disabilities, particularly dyslexia, their parents/carers, teachers and all those who work with them.


Everyone Everyday ACT  http://actinclusion.com.au/portfolio/everyone-everyday/

Everyone Everyday aims to positively influence attitudes and behaviours within the community by raising awareness about disability amongst ACT school students.


Gifted and Talented Students       ACT Education Policy – Gifted & Talented

The Gifted and Talented Students Policy 2014 reflects the ACT Government’s continued interest in pursuing the very best provisions to ensure the very best for our gifted and talented students.


The School Leavers Employment Support (SLES) Initiative  https://www.ndis.gov.au/people-disability/sles

The NDIA works with Education to support students with disability to make a smooth transition into SLES or other employment supports.


Schools for All    www.education.act.gov.au/school_education/schools-for-all

The Education Directorate has begun a three year program of system reform, the Schools for All Program. The Program has been established to progress work related to the 2015 report Schools for All Children and Young People: Report of the Expert Panel on Students with Complex Needs and Challenging Behaviour.


SoSAFE!   www.shfpact.org.au/community-health-promotion/sosafe

SoSAFE! is a set of visual and conceptual tools designed to promote social safety for people with an Intellectual Disability (moderate to severe range) and Autism Spectrum Disorder.



National Information and Programs  

Disability Standards for Education 2005   www.education.gov.au/disability-standards-education-2005

The Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards) clarify the obligations of education and training providers and seek to ensure that students with disability can access and participate in education on the same basis as other students. The Standards were formulated under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and came into effect in August 2005.


G.A.T.E.WAYS     www.gateways.edu.au

G.A.T.E.WAYS is an independent, non-funded organisation, established in 1994 to provide opportunities for highly able and gifted children with special educational needs.


Positive Partnerships    www.positivepartnerships.com.au

Positive partnerships offer workshops for parents and carers of school aged children on the autism spectrum, designed to help you foster productive school, family and community relationships to provide the best kind of support for your child.


Student with Disability Curriculum   Students with Disability Curriculum

This link provides advice to support teachers in meeting their obligations under the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (Commonwealth of Australia, 2006) (the Standards) to ensure that all students with disability are able to participate in the Australian Curriculum on the same basis as their peers through rigorous, meaningful and dignified learning programs. It builds on the general Student diversity advice and applies to all educational settings and contexts, including specialist schools and support classes.


Transition to School for children with Disabilities  www.transitiontoschoolresource.org.au

Starting school is an important milestone in any child and family’s life. For families of children with developmental delay or disability, transition to school requires additional thought, time, planning and support to make the process as smooth and positive as possible.