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Funding for kids with a disability

May 19th, 2022Funding for kids with a disability

The state government is boosting funding for Victorian schools to support kids with disability, to ensure they have the tools they need to learn and thrive in the classroom and in life.

The state government is boosting funding for Victorian schools to support kids with disability, to ensure they have the tools they need to learn and thrive in the classroom and in life.
Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas announced that Bullarto Primary School, Coimadai Primary School, Daylesford Primary School, Daylesford Secondary College, Hepburn Primary School, Trentham District Primary School and Yandoit Primary School will join schools across Mallee and Central Highlands areas in receiving further funding support to make their school more inclusive for all students, under the government’s Disability Inclusion reform.
Schools can use the funding to implement whole-school practices that support the inclusive education of students with disability and diverse learning needs such as autism and learning difficulties.
Initiatives could include professional development for staff, employing new disability and inclusion staff, and purchasing programs, interventions or specific equipment and technology – depending on the needs of their students and the school.
The schools receiving the funding boost are in the second year of the five-year Disability Inclusion roll-out and will all receive a base level of funding with additional funding provided depending on the individual school’s characteristics.
This new funding support is ongoing and is in addition to support already provided through other programs and initiatives, including the Program for Students with Disabilities.
Ms Thomas said the funding was the biggest change in disability support Victorian schools have ever seen, enabling our local schools in Macedon to support more students with disability, so that they can get the great education they deserve.



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