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Disability rights for young people

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission outlines the barriers and obstacles that children with disability can face in education and what your rights are. Learn more about access to education for students with disability

Australian Parenting Website

The how the law protects the rights of children and young people and your child’s rights to quality education and equal opportunities. Find out what the Disability Standards for Education 2005 law entails

NDIS supports

Local Area Coordinators (LACs)

If you are aged 7 and above, Local Area Coordinators (LACs) can link you to the NDIS and to mainstream and community supports in your area. You can ask your LAC about the supports available in your community, even if you're not eligible for an NDIS support plan. Find out more about how a Local Area Coordinator may be able to assist you

NDIS – education support for schools

If eligible, your child may be able to access disability support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Support available for your child may include specialist transport support, therapy services and suitable equipment. Find out how the NDIS helps to fund education systemsAccess School Leaver Employment Supports for final year students

NDIS – school leaver employment support

If you are a student with disability in your final year of school you may be able to access the School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Explore how you can get help to achieve your work goals after school

NDIS – support to attend school

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can support your child with daily school activities, including transport, eating and moving around. You can access equipment like a wheelchair or assistive technology, such as hearing aids. Learn how school students with disability can get appropriate support and tap into services

Preparing for tertiary studies or work

Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training The NDIS pre-planning toolkit can help you get ready for Higher Education or Vocational Educational and Training studies. You can access resources for students with disability through the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET). Think about what you need to plan and do to become a tertiary student

School resources for education providers

Australian Government – support for students with disability

If your child is a student with disability, they can get personalised learning and support. There’s a national resource for educators and you can also find advice on the Australian Curriculum. You may want to share these resources with your school or care centre. Check out case studies on how to support students with disabilityFind links to AUSPELD guides and supports for learning difficultiesLearn about changes to the Higher Education Disability Support Program

Australian Government - The National Careers Institute’s Your Career website

If you are looking for your first job, a change in career or a return to the workforce, the National Careers Institute’s Your Career website provides clear and simple careers information to help you manage your career, no matter your age or circumstance. Find out more on the Your Career website.

Australian Government – Transition to Work program

If you are a young person aged 15 to 24, you can gain skills and support through the Transition to Work program. The program can help you become an apprentice or trainee and link you to potential employers. Find out how to get pre-employment support so you’re ready for work

Communication Rights Australia

If your child is unable to speak or make themselves heard, you may be able to access support or resources through Communication Rights Australia. You can download resources to help students and teachers and share the toolkit with your school or care centre. Look at the Teachers’ Toolkit for students with little or no speech

Professional learning

Professional learning is available for teachers, such as implementing classroom adjustments and upholding obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act and the Disability Standards for Education. Find out more from the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)

School support and services for families

Australian Alliance for Inclusive Education

The Australian Alliance can support you with resources and training across a wide range of issues, including how families can help to build an inclusive school. Explore the All Means All Inclusion Toolkit for Parents

Autism Connect - National autism helpline

Autism Connect is a free, national autism helpline, providing information to support autistic people, their families and carers, health professionals, researchers, teachers, employers and the broader community. Find out how Autism Connect can help you

Autism Spectrum Australia

If you are a parent, carer or educator of school-aged children on the autism spectrum you can access workshops and information sessions through Positive Partnerships. Find the right support and resources, from primary school to adolescence

Disability and special needs

If your child has a disability, there are disability support services that can help with their learning. Find out more about your disability and special needs support options

Disability rights for young people

In South Australia, Purple Orange argue for inclusive education and can support you to achieve you and/or your child’s human rights. Find out more about Purple Orange

Raising Children Network

There are a range of online resources available to support parents and families of children with disability. These resources include a guide to disability, NDIS, family life, mental health and supports available to you. Find out more about resources available to you

School to post-school options

If you are a student with disability you may be able to access government support to transition to a post-school option. The Department for Education has Transition centres Better Pathways program and a transition program that may assist you. Find out more about your post-school options

Special Education Resource Unit

If your child has a disability or learning difficulty, you can access specialised teaching and learning materials and services to help support their learning. Find out more about the Special Education Resource Unit

Support for Indigenous Australians

Education programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

The National Indigenous Australians Agency provides expert policy leadership and advice on issues, initiatives and programs with the aim of improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education outcomes. Find out more about education and training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Support for new migrants

The Australian Education System

Information for new migrants about the education system in Australia. Find out more about education and training in Australia for new migrants

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Employment for training when you’re starting out.

Legal to find out about disability rights and advocacy.