An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is an essential tool to support children with special needs so they thrive in education. Learn more about how to make a meaningful IEP.
Support with learning
All schools receive funding from the Ministry of Education to support students with special needs. The ministry also provides additional funding and resources to support individual children who are identified as having high needs.
Mark Shanks, an experienced special education professional, shares his tips for helping teens succeed at secondary school.
It’s important to do your homework when selecting providers of services, treatments or interventions.
Life skills – such as cooking a simple meal, getting dressed or using electronic banking – may not always seem like exciting tasks to learn but they are all very important in the process of gaining independence.
Special Assessment Conditions remove barriers to achievement so that students with disabilities can demonstrate their learning at NCEA assessment time.
Auckland school boy Brooklyn started signing when he was two. He’s used to people staring when he signs – usually they just want him to teach them some simple phrases.
There are a number of challenges to university study for people with autism. Learn more about some of the supports available.
Schools and kura are responsible for making sure they are safe and accessible for all students. So, if your child needs wheelchair access, or if they require handrails or other building changes, the school will need to arrange suitable modifications.