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 a 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:

For more information on education standards and support for students with a disability, go to the Australian Government's Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.

Specialist education settings

Your child may be accommodated in a:

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

Read more about enrolling students with disability.

Information for teachers

For more information, go to the Department of Education website.


Last updated: 19 July 2021

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