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Disability support at school

Children with special needs or a disability might be eligible for additional support at primary and high school through a range of internal and external options, including:

  • year level classes
  • special classes located within schools
  • disability units located within schools
  • special schools located in stand-alone specialised settings.

A referral from the student’s current school is required before special education options can be explored. Discuss the learning needs of the student with your current school.

Special Education Resource Unit

The Special Education Resource Unit (SERU) provides a range of learning and teaching materials and specialised services which support children and students with disabilities and learning difficulties such as:

  • equipment for use in schools
  • special supports for children at school
  • resources and publications.

Contact the Special Education Resource Unit for more information.

Support for children with autism

Autism SA's school inclusion program supports students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder at school. Your child must be registered with Autism SA to be eligible. Contact Autism SA for more information.

Support for children with a hearing impairment

Acoustic assessments and advice from Special Educators (Hearing) are available from the Special Education Resource Unit.

Special units and classes for children with a hearing impairment are available at a number of schools in South Australia.

education.specialeducation [at] sa.gov.au (Email the education department) for more information.

Inclusive Teaching and Learning

Phone: 8226 0521
Email: education.itl [at] sa.gov.au