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Sharing Our Story Training Resource

Sharing Our Story follows five families as they transition through major changes in their lives – from birth to diagnosis, early intervention to secondary school, from living at home to moving out. Sharing Our Story is a highly engaging adult learning tool aimed at tertiary students and service providers who regularly work with children with […]

This entry was posted on September 2, 2015
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Tools and resources

There are tips, strategies and stories shared by other families throughout Learning Together. This section provides some key tips sheets and tools, including planners and a template that you can download, use and adapt as needed. On this page: Video resources and resources in community languages A resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families […]

This entry was posted on June 6, 2015
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Video resources

Learning Together includes three videos, with families sharing their tips and experiences. On this page: Choosing a school Helping to make school work for your child Raising an issue with your child’s school The videos are available with captioning for Deaf and hearing impaired viewers, and with subtitles in five community languages: Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi, […]

This entry was posted on June 6, 2015
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Key terms explained: The language of the school support system

The language used by school staff and other professionals can be confusing for parents and carers. Following are plain language explanations of some of the most common terms to do with schools and supports for students with disabilities. School staff and other professionals can sometimes forget what it is like to come in from outside […]

This entry was posted on June 6, 2015
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Key terms explained: People who can help your child and family

Following are plain language explanations of some of the main organisations and professionals who can help your child and family. School staff and other professionals can sometimes forget what it is like to come in from outside the system, and try to understand what is going on, and how does what. As your child’s parent […]

This entry was posted on June 6, 2015
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Choosing a school: Questions to ask

Once you are seriously considering one or more schools, make an appointment to tour each school and meet the principal. On this page: Introduction The school’s approach and philosophy Inclusion and school culture Supports The school environment The classroom and the school day The curriculum Family-school communication and partnership Secondary school: flexibility and post-school options […]

This entry was posted on June 6, 2015
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Key general education policies and guides

A range of government policies and guides outline how schools and other education providers should work to maximise the opportunities for all students, including those with disabilities. On this page: Welcome to Primary School: A Parent’s Guide to Victorian Government Primary Schools Welcome to Secondary School: A Parent’s Guide to Victorian Government Schools School Policy […]

This entry was posted on June 6, 2015
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Key disability-specific policies and guides

A range of government policies and guides outline how schools and other education providers should work to maximise the opportunities for students with disabilities. On this page: Commonwealth standards Curriculum Support for students We explain key information for parents and carers from all of these policies and guides throughout Learning Together. Here we summarise key […]

This entry was posted on June 6, 2015
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Tip sheet and planner: kindergarten to primary school

Print this page as a planner for the different stages in moving from kindergarten to primary school. Visit the Learning Together section Education planning for your child for much more information about planning and supporting your child’s transition from kindergarten to primary school. Visit the section Choosing a school for more on school options and […]

This entry was posted on June 6, 2015
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Tip sheet and planner: primary to secondary school

Print this page as a planner for the different stages in moving from primary to secondary school. Visit the Learning Together section Education planning for your child for much more information about planning and supporting your child’s transition from primary to secondary school. Visit the section Choosing a school for more on school options and […]

This entry was posted on June 6, 2015