Schools and Teachers

Banana Shire Council

Schools and Teachers

Specialist Disability Services to Schools (SDSS) Program - Funded Support for Eligible Students

This is an ongoing education support program providing financial assistance to approved organisations to help improve educational opportunities and enhance the learning outcomes of students with disability by supporting their access to and praticipation in curriculum.

SDSS Program funding enables the CRC to offer various programs to schools including:

  1. School Services

    Teachers and HoSES collaborate with CRC therapists to design and deliver individualised programs to meet student needs. Therapists include:

    • Physiotherapist
    • Speech Language Pathologist
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Educators
  2. Specialist Equipment

    Appropriate specialised equipment is available to schools to assist eligible students with mobility, communication and social interaction.

Eligibility for SDSS funded supports

Students must be enrolled in a State or Non State School and have a verified diagnosis in one or more of the following categories:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Intellectual Disability (ID)
  • Physical Impairment (PI)
  • Social Emotional Disorder (SED)
  • Speech Language Impairment (SLI)
  • Vision Impairment (VI)

How can Schools access SDSS Funded Services?

SDSS funded services are accessed via school Request for Service which must be submitted by the Principal or a nominated delegate (eg, HoSES, Learning Support Staff or Classroom Teachers).