The Department offers support to children and young people who have a disability or developmental delay and their families through a range of programs targeted to meet their specific needs.
Autism friendly learning
We have a wide range of support and intervention services available to help children and young people on the autism spectrum access an inclusive education that meets their needs.
See: Autism spectrum disorder
Home based educational programs
Helping make sure students, who due to the nature of a severe disability or other health reasons that prevent them from going to school, can continue to access an education program.
See: Help for students who can't attend school due to disability and complex health care needs
Languages Teaching Resources
We provide direct assistance to teachers in developing strong oral language competency in children and young people to maximise their learning potential. See: Languages teaching resources
Program for Students with Disabilities
This program gives extra support to eligible students with disabilities in government schools as part of our ongoing commitment to providing an inclusive education system to all students. See: Program for students with disabilities
Medical and Accessibility Support
Helping schools to offer extra support to students with specific needs through programs such as the Schoolcare program, Accessible Buildings program and medical intervention support. See: Medical and accessibility support
Victorian Deaf Education Institute
The Victorian Deaf Education Institute is working with us to improve learning outcomes for deaf and hard of hearing children and young people, from birth to 18 years of age. See: Victorian Deaf Education Institute