Special Disability Support in Schools (SDSS)

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Department of Education and Special Disability Support in Schools

Our school outreach program is supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education and Special Disability Support in Schools (SDSS).

  • Learning practical skills to support them at school
  • Increasing confidence and independence in the classroom
  • Navigating their school grounds safely and efficiently
  • Developing social skills and relationships with peers
  • Creating new friendships
  • Performing everyday tasks that enhance learning capabilities
  • Feeling included in new activities and environments
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Supporting Students with Low Vision and Blindness

If you are a teacher, teacher assistant or school administration staff member and work with a student with low vision or blindness, then this webinar series will be helpful to you.

In this three-part series we talk you through practical adjustments that can be made to the school environment to make it more accessible and welcoming.

This three-part webinar series includes, but is not limited to:

Webinar 1:

  • What vision impairment is
  • Low vision vs. blindness
  • Common eye conditions and the implications for mobility, daily living, and social aspects for students.

Click here to watch webinar 1


Webinar 2:

  • Adjustments for students in the classroom
    • Assisting a person with low vision
    • Sport and Physical Education

Click here to watch webinar 2


Webinar 3:

  • Adjustments for students in the school environment and accessibility to information
  • Environmental adjustments in the playground
  • Accessibility tools for students with low vision and blindness

Click here to watch webinar 3

Funding options

Receive SDSS funding.

To receive SDSS funding, students need to have obtained a completed School Request for Support form (SRSF).

If you would like to refer a student from your school, you will need to complete a referral form which you can download here.

If you are the parent of carer of an eligible student, you can apply for a service or contact our helpful team on 3500 9060 or at clients@guidedogsqld.com.au.

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Our team can answer your questions about funding options.

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