Education support centres and schools

Education support centres and schools

If your child has a special learning need, they may be eligible to attend an education support centre or school.

Some offer early intervention programs, specialist programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other programs for children with more specific needs.

Education support centres are located alongside primary and secondary schools. In addition to the individualised programs delivered by specialist staff, your child benefits by interacting and participating in programs with their mainstream school peers.

Education support schools are separate primary and secondary schools that have on-site access to
multi-disciplinary teams including nursing and therapy staff, and specialist facilities including therapy rooms, swimming pools and ‘access all’ playgrounds.

Secondary education support schools and centres have strong links with employers, training organisations and the Disability Services Commission to ensure your child’s transition from school to further training or work is as smooth as possible.

You can search education support centres and schools on Schools Online. Further information on schooling options can be found on children with special educational needs.