Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Commonwealth).
The DDA definition of disability includes physical, intellectual, psychiatric, sensory, neurological, and learning disabilities, as well as physical disfigurements, and the presence of disease-causing organisms in the body. The definition includes past, present and future disabilities as well as imputed disabilities and covers behaviour that is a symptom or manifestation of the disability.
A record of the distance between a student’s residential or pickup/drop off address and school by the shortest trafficable route. The mapping software draws upon information in the Directory of Special Education Programs in Queensland State Schools.
Education Adjustment Program (EAP)
The Education Adjustment Program (EAP) is the Department of Education and Training's process for identifying and responding to the educational needs of students with disability (from Prep-Year 12) who require significant education adjustments related to the specific impairment areas of:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Hearing Impairment
- Intellectual Disability
- Physical Impairment
- Speech-Language Impairment
- Vision Impairment.
Students who meet criteria for one or more of the six EAP categories are referred to as verified.
Early Childhood Development Program/Service
Early Childhood Development Programs/Services (ECDP) (DET employees only) provide targeted programs and services for children (from Birth to Pre-Prep age) with a suspected or diagnosed disability and significant education support needs prior to their enrolment in Prep.
ECDP’s may be hosted by primary, secondary or special schools.
The student can, without supervision, successfully travel between home and school on any public transport services including changes of trains, buses and/or ferries.
To be eligible for Prep, children must be five years of age by 30 June in the year they intend to commence Prep.
Students with Disability
A child aged birth to Prep attending an approved ECDP or a state school student (Prep to Year 12) who meets the definition of disability under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Commonwealth).
School Transport Assessor
A registered teacher who is trained in the assessment procedures for the School Transport Assistance Program for Students with Disabilities. This role is referred to as the transport assessor.
Temporary Residential Accommodation
Short-term accommodation for a student with a disability provides families funded respite from caring for their children. Respite may be centre-based or home-based. This service is available for students with a disability meeting the criteria outlined for respite care by the Queensland Government.
An adult aged 18 years or over who meets the working with children requirements and has the necessary skills to support the identified medical, safety or travel training needs of the approved student. The person is identified through relevant stakeholder networks and could be any of the following: a family member or person known to the student, community volunteer, person employed by the school as a teacher aide to act in the role. It may be a volunteer or paid teacher aide position.