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Students with Diverse Needs

STUDENTS WITH DIVERSE NEEDS

Diversity is a term that can have many different meanings all of which are acknowledged and respected and may encompass difference based on disability, gender, language, ethnicity, health status, economic status, religion, age, life-style and other forms of difference.

The Student Services team works in collaboration with AISNSW member schools to assist in addressing the needs  of students whom may require additional planning, support and adjustments arising from:

  • disability
  • additional learning support academic/curriculum
  • additional learning support for behaviour/social emotional development
  • mental health concerns
  • gender identity and gender expression
  • or a combination of the above
Services
Government Priorities

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD)

The national data collection is designed to complement and reinforce the legislative requirements that apply to all Australian schools and education institutions under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) and the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (DSE). All schools and approved authorities for schools in Australia participate in the NCCD annually. 

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) including Post School Supports

The annual school leaver eligibility assessment process is for students with disability who wish to be assessed to test their eligibility for post school supports under the NDIS. NSW education sectors will provide all year 12 school leavers with disability the option to participate in the 2017 school leaver assessment process.

Post School Planning for Year 12 School Leavers with Disability

Education sectors have been working with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to agree on an approach to supporting Year 12 students with disability to transition to specialist disability supports in 2018. The NDIA has advised that it does not require school staff to conduct functional capacity assessments to inform decisions about School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES). Therefore, school education sectors will not be completing functional capacity assessments for Year 12 school leavers this year, as in previous years.

Anaphylaxis Information

The new 2018 ASCIA Action Plans are now available

Please note that a student’s current 2017 version of the ASCIA Action Plan remains valid in 2018 if the 'due for review date' is in 2018 or later.

ASCIA Action Plans should be reviewed and reissued when patients are reassessed by their doctor, and each time they obtain a new adrenaline autoinjector prescription, which is approximately every 12 to 18 months.

Resources

These resources are available to AISNSW member schools only. Please login to access these.

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Lisa Ridings
Division Head: Student Services
Elizabeth Maher
Senior Education Consultant: Student Services
Leanne Woodley
Senior Education Consultant: Student Services
Sue Cairns
Education Consultant: Student Services