About special education and disability

This page has information about special education and disability in the Northern Territory (NT), support services and specialist schools and centres.

Students with disability in the NT have a right to access a full and inclusive curriculum that meets individual needs.

The Department of Education provides services to all students in NT government schools, and provides assistance in some areas to non-government schools.

Support services

If your child has a disability you can access support services including specialist education advisors, specialised equipment and resources.

The range of support services available cover all of the following:

Go to the Australian Government Department of Education website for more information on education standards and support for students with disability.

Specialist education settings

Your child may be accommodated in:

  • a mainstream school
  • a specialist program e.g. hearing units and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) programs
  • a specialist centre attached to a mainstream school
  • a specialist school.

Read more about specialist schools and centres in the Northern Territory.

Read more about enrolment in a specialist school or centre.

Information for teachers

Go to the Department of Education website for more information.

Last updated: 27 July 2015

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