If you have a child with disability or additional needs

Enrolment and support options for children with disability or additional learning needs include:

  • extra support in regular schools
  • specialist support classes in regular schools
  • specialist support classes in schools for specific purposes (SSPs or special schools)

For more information or to talk about assessment of your child's needs, call your local educational services team on 131 536

    When to start planning

    Parents or carers should meet with their school's principal or learning and support team to begin planning:

    • at least 12 months before your child starts high school, or
    • up to 2 years before if your child needs help with access or mobility

    This can involve identifying:

    • which educational option is best suited for your child’s learning and support needs
    • the school's resources and procedures to address specific student needs
    • any adjustments that may be needed, such as building modifications, visual supports and access to technology
    • key contacts at the intended high school
    • a timeline for the transition process

    What to bring to the meeting

    When you have the meeting, it can help to bring with you any information about:

    • your child's condition from their doctors or therapists
    • the equipment and resources they need on a daily basis
    • your child's NDIS plan, if they have one

    Enrolment for high school students with disability or additional needs is the same as for all students.