Education for children with a physical disability or illness
Government help is available to educate children with a physical disability or illness.
Early intervention – help for children before they start school
The Early Intervention Service helps children from birth until they start school who have a:
- developmental delay
- learning delay
- behaviour difficulty
- communication difficulty.
Support, funding and services for school-age children
Special equipment available
Assistive technology includes things like special computers, vision equipment, special seats or tables and hearing devices.
Services and equipment available to help blind and seeing-impaired children in school.
Services and equipment available to help deaf and hearing-impaired children in school.
Physical Disability Service
The Physical Disability Service provides physiotherapists and occupational therapists to work with physically disabled children at school. Find out what help is available.
School property modifications
Schools can apply for funding to change school property to make things easier for disabled children, for example widening doors for wheelchair access.
Help getting to and from school
Support for children with mobility or safety needs to get to and from the nearest school.
Teacher’s aide support
Apply for funding to provide your child with a teacher’s aide who will work with them in the classroom to help them learn.
If your child is sick for a long period of time, a teacher may be able to visit them in hospital or at home.
Help from non-government organisations
There are a number of organisations that provide information and support for families of children with learning support needs.