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strategies, good teaching and partnerships. The statement calls for schools to provide a continuum of support to meet the needs of students. This provides the context in which we describe the Response to Intervention Strategy – the provision of a continuum of increasing frequency and intensity of support to meet the needs of students. Disability Discrimination Act Disability is broadly defined within the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) to include physical, intellectual, sensory, neurological and psychiatric disabilities as well as including people who may have a disease and people with an imputed disability, (i.e. being treated as if you have a disability). People like relatives, friends, and carers are also protected if they are discriminated against because of their association with a person with disability. The definition of disability in the DDA is very broad and covers a wide range of cognitive, physical, sensory and social/emotional disabilities. This includes speech language and communication needs. Disability Standards for Education, 2005 The Disability Standards for Education are subordinate legislation to the Disability Discrimination Act. In effect, it sets out the standards that schools and education facilities must adhere to in order to meet their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act , 1996. Children and young people in Australian education settings have differing needs, abilities and interests. Learning happens when teaching responds to these individual qualities. As there is no single method of Overview Disability Discrimination Act
teaching that supports the learning of all students, education providers make adjustments to enable every student to participate in learning.
Many students, including students with disability, need adjustments to support their learning.
Under the Disability Standards for Education 2005, students with disability are entitled to reasonable adjustments to enable them to participate in education on the same basis as other students.
The Education Institute > disability our rights
Overview of the National Disability Strategy 2010–2020 The National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 is Australia’s whole of government plan for the progressive implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities . The Australian Government undertook significant consultation with people with disability, their families and carers to inform the strategy. This process reflected the fact that people with disability are their own experts and are best-placed to provide input on issues that affect them. Most importantly, it ensured that the strategy was truly reflective of the priorities of people with disability across Australia. The final strategy includes six core outcome areas. Each of these outcome areas then includes a number of policy directives to help guide the work of governments in meeting that particular outcome. Outcome area 5 focuses on learning and skills. Outcome area 5 – learning and skills • Strengthen the capability of all education providers to deliver inclusive high quality educational programs for people with all abilities from early childhood through adulthood.
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