Specific Education Needs Portfolio

Sturt Desert Peas

The aim of the Specific Education Needs portfolio is to advocate for geographically isolated families that are supporting children with learning difficulties and disabilities throughout their education journey. Students with learning difficulties and disabilities require extra support and intervention, as early as possible. Living in rural, regional and remote locations makes access to allied health professionals and other support services difficult or at worst, completely untenable. For families with no daily access to a face to face school, learning difficulties and disabilities places significant additional stress in the classroom as parents and supervisors are required to provide greater levels of support. SA ICPA members have a chance to have their voices heard by raising motions at State and Federal conferences that are then acted upon throughout the year.

WHAT WE HAVE ACHEIVED

  • Provision of a bursary for SA ICPA families to access specialised literacy support online, thanks to the Indulkaninna Foundation.
  • Raising awareness of the additional complexity and support needs of children with learning difficulties and disabilities.

WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON

  • Continued advocacy for rural, regional and remote families supporting students with additional learning needs.
  • Seeking opportunities to provide support for geographically isolated students and their families, including advocating for funding for additional SSO support.
  • Medicare rebates being applied to Telehealth appointments for allied health professionals, as well as the expansion of the scheme to include all child-related services necessary for the educational development of geographically isolated students.
Information for the Specific Education Needs Portfolio portfolio

SA ICPA 2021 State Conference Motions

Updated: Sunday, 4 April 2021

SA ICPA 2021 motions presented to State Conference

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2020 Indulkuninna Foundation Bursary

Updated: Tuesday, 6 July 2021

The Indulkaninna Foundation generously donated $10,000 to the SA ICPA, to support education initiatives for the disadvantated rural and remote students

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2020 Indulkuninna Foundation Bursary

Updated: Tuesday, 1 June 2021

The Indulkaninna Foundation bursary benefitted SA ICPA member students to the value of $10,000 to support education for disadvantaged rural students

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2021 Allowances for Remote & Isolated Families

Updated: Monday, 29 March 2021

This documents outlines allowances that Remote & Isolated families in South Australia may be eligible to assist with education

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SA ICPA Specific Education Needs Portfolio Information Sheet

Updated: Sunday, 14 March 2021

SA ICPA Specific Education Needs Portfolio Information Sheet

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SA ICPA 2019 State Conference Motions

Updated: Sunday, 4 April 2021

SA ICPA 2019 State Conference Motions

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