Child’s education and the NDIS
Managing your child’s schedule of supports is just one of the many duties you need to hurdle, another important matter you need to attend to is the education provider of your child. The education provider of your child is also your partner towards achieving the goals of your child. Collaborating with them gives you the following advantages :
Helps you develop a strong support system- you can easily relay some questions or raise some issues encountered by your child and vice versa, educators can also do the same in giving you updates and feedbacks about your child
Assists you in making decisions about your child’s education
Provides updates regarding the progress of your child, the challenges, and the evolving needs of your child
May provide you with suggestions on home activities that might work in conjunction with the activities in school
To support your child’s needs in a holistic way, it is important that your child has a continuum of learning and has support in every transition. By law, your child's education provider must make” reasonable adjustments” to support your child's participation but of course, they should consult you and your child first. This consultation may take place in a support meeting and discuss topics like:
Details about your child’s disability and its impact on learning
Identified supports and reasonable adjustments that will possibly assist your child in making a smooth process during the transition and all throughout his /her journey in school
Assessment of how the current reasonable adjustments are helping your child overcome challenges
During support meetings, the key is to prepare. You may rundown a list of important things you want to raise so that it will be addressed accordingly by the provider. You will also be allowed to bring a support person who can help you in understanding the terminologies of the education provider, and they can also help express your thoughts. You may also ask for a translator. The education provider itself has a set of supports that they may offer to assist your child’s learning. You may speak with them if you have some missed queries during your support meeting.
While the school system focuses on services that support the education of your child, NDIS is designed to provide supports and services which are not funded by government services.
What supports are covered by the NDIS ?
NDIS will cover the payment for the support worker of your child who will be responsible for doing self-care tasks while in school
This funding is when your child needs a specialist transport to bring him/her to and from the school
This funding is not only limited to wheelchair or cane for your child but also covers equipment which aids communication and better learning in school like an IPAD
This funding is to provide specialized training to teachers and other staff educating them about giving personal support to address your child’s needs
Have choice and control over your child’s service providers, be Plan Managed with Yogi Care, and access both NDIS registered and non-registered service providers.