Children with Additional Needs

All children are entitled to be included and to participate in a high quality education. 

An inclusive education means that all students are welcomed – regardless of gender, ethnicity, socio-economic background or educational need. They learn, contribute to, and take part in all aspects of school life.

Students with additional needs would spend most or all of their time learning with their peers, and schools would encourage awareness of the mutual benefits of inclusion.

Navigating through the health and education system to determine what assistance is possible can be challenging. These documents may make the process easier for you.  

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NT Department of Education (DoE) GUIDELINES Students with Disability

"All students with disability are entitled to an education on the same basis as their peers and should participate equally, through reasonable adjustments and support from their teachers, school staff and the wider community."  


NT Department of Education (DoE) POLICY Students with Disability

"The Department of Education is committed to ensuring that all students with disability receive an education in a supportive environment that values diversity, inclusion and participation.........Schools ensure that students with disability are provided with education services and support appropriate to their needs. Planning for personalised learning and support is imperative for students with disability."


The Disability Standards for Education (Education Standards) were created under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) 

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national scheme for people with a disability to get the support they need to manage their day-to-day living and to socially and economically participate in the community. 

The following resource documents have been developed by 'Queenslanders with Disability Network' and serve as a guide only. 

Patient Information Booklet - accessing the National Disability Scheme (NDIS) aimed at parents / families and the school community. 

NDIS GP Handbook - designed to support medical professionals to understand the scheme.