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Special Disability Support in Schools (SDSS)

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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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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

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

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