Resources for teachers of students with disabilities

It’s estimated that 1 in 10 school students have a disability – and of these students, 89% of them attend mainstream school (source).

It’s important that teachers are equipped to adapt to the needs of students with disability, and ensure that they have equal outcomes to other students.

We’ve gathered some resources for schools and teachers of students with disabilities that can help.

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)

The NCCD collects data about school students with disability who are receiving adjustments across Australia in a consistent, reliable and systematic way. It enables schools, education authorities and governments to better understand the needs of students with disability and how they can be best supported at school.

You can find out more about the NCCD here, or take a look at the professional development opportunities on offer.

Epilepsy Smart Schools

The Epilepsy Smart Schools program has been developed to support students, teachers and schools.

In addition to your school having current Epilepsy Management plans (EMP) or where required Epilepsy Emergency Medication plans (EMMPs), Teachers need to complete epilepsy specific training.

Find out more about how to become an Epilepsy Smart School here.

Autism Awareness Australia Educational Resources

Autism Awareness Australia have gathered a range of useful websites and educational resources that can assist teachers or students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Take a look here.

Be You Disability Inclusion Guide

An introduction to inclusive practices for learning communities to support children and young people with developmental delay or disability.

Download the resource here.

CPEC Workshops & Training

CPEC offers an array of workshops and training for families, education settings, allied health professionals, support workers, and other groups/organisations. Workshop topics all have relevance to those people living with cerebral palsy and similar conditions including those with complex communication needs.

Find out more here.

CRA Teachers’ Toolkit for Students with Little or No Speech

Communication Rights Australia have collaborated with educators, speech pathologists, students with communication support needs and their families, and the Victorian Department of Education to provide teachers with the latest information and practical step-by-step recommendations for supporting students with little or no speech, so that they may reach their highest potential both academically and socially.

Access the toolkit here.

All Means All Inclusion Toolkit

This Inclusion Toolkit for Educators has been written with leading inclusive education experts to assist educators to welcome and support diverse learners in their classrooms and schools.

See the full resource here.


An online professional learning community developed by Autism CRC. There are free evidence-based and research-informed teaching practises and tools to create inclusive classrooms to support all learners. Learning covers classroom management, sensory considerations, home-school partnerships and post-school transition planning.

Find out more here.


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