New information resources for students with disability

New resources have been released for children and young people with disability and their parents and caregivers. The resources provide practical information about the rights of students with disability and the obligations of education providers under the Disability Standards for Education 2005

The content of these resources was designed by students with disability and their caregivers with help from Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) and developed in consultation with a range of disability organisations and education authorities across Australia. These resources follow an earlier release of information products in September 2022 to address the Australian Government’s response to the 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005.

The new resources are: 

  • Advocating for your child – The early years: this resource is for parents and carers and explains the rights of children with disability in Early Childhood Education and Care services.
  • Respect at school: this resource is for primary and secondary students. It helps students learn about respectful behaviour and teaches the importance of inclusion in decision-making.
  • Working together - Moving through secondary school: this resource is for secondary students and their caregivers. It supports transition from primary to secondary school and post-school pathways.
  • Our stories – Personal experience of young people with disability: this resource shares the lived experiences of two students with disability in education.

The Australian Government has published an implementation report on the recommendations of the 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 which demonstrates work to strengthen inclusive education. Learn more about the report on our website.

More information 

The resources are available in English, Easy Read and Auslan. There are also versions in 8 community languages. Additional resources are being developed and are scheduled to be released in 2024.

To access the resources, visit our website.

If you have any feedback, contact disabilitystrategy@education.gov.au.