Guidelines for Victorian Government schools and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funded therapists.
Funded therapy for school aged-children
Schools are encouraged to support students and their parents or carers in exercising a level of choice and control with their NDIS supports at school where it is safe and practical to do so.
For example, a family may request that an NDIS funded therapist:
- observes their child in the classroom or in the school environment
- attends a student support group meeting, to monitor and tailor the support they provide to their child.
In most cases, your school can support both these requests.
Families may request for an NDIS funded therapist to deliver therapy regularly at school.
These requests can raise some practical, legal, and educational issues that require careful consideration. The decision to approve these requests rests with the school principal in consultation with the School Council.
We have prepared
guidelines for families, NDIS funded therapists and schools (docx - 291.17kb) with clear information on how to make a request and the factors that a school must consider when assessing a request.
About the NDIS
The NDIS is the new way of providing disability support for Australians with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS will provide all Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life.
The transition to the NDIS is occurring area by area across Victoria, from 1 July 2016 until 30 June 2019.
Find out more about the NDIS, its rollout timetable and eligibility requirements.
Find out more
Further guidance for schools, including the parent consent form, therapy request form, information sharing agreement and licence to use school premises can be found on the Department's Intranet.
Learn more about NDIS on the Department's intranet
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