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.
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:
- autism spectrum services
- early childhood intervention
- transition from school
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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