Useful Transition Links - Additional Needs

Department of Education & Community North Coast Region - Murwillumbah Office

The office provides administrative and professional support to schools including human resources. The Student Services Consultant assists in co-ordinating and facilitating support to teachers, students, parents and community members for the delivery of services to State schools in the areas of:

  • Special Education
  • Itinerant support services
  • Hearing/Vision
  • Early intervention
  • Integration & transition.

Student Services Consultants provide assistance with enrolment of students with disabilities and delivery of programs to meet the needs of students with disabilities in regular and support classes. Area serviced Tweed Heads/Ballina District.

Early Intervention Itinerant Support Teacher

This service is available for children with disabilities or significant difficulties in learning or behaviour in the year prior to commencing school and the year following school entry. The service supports programs for children in early childhood settings and transition to school. Transition to school information sessions are for parents of children with disabilities who are transitioning to school. They explain what the process involves, as well as which services and supports can be accessed through the Department of Education and Training. Contact: Department of Education & Training, Murwillumbah or Itinerant Support Teacher (Early Intervention) C/- Alstonville Public School. 02 6628 0775

Who’s Going to Teach my Child?

A guide for parents of children with special learning needs. Includes information on:

  • What does it mean to have a child with special learning needs?
  • How can I support my child?
  • How will my child’s special learning needs be supported?
  • What services and resources are available for my child?
  • Additional questions

Transition to School for Young Children with Special Needs

Systematic guidelines and procedures for the collaborative transition of young children with disabilities or significant difficulties in learning or behaviour, from early childhood settings (including the family setting) to school (download PDF).