We provide support in schools for students with a disability through the Department of Education Specialist Disability Support in Schools (SDSS) Program.
The SDSS Program provides a financial contribution to eligible organisations across Queensland (including Montrose) to assist in providing educational support services, specialised equipment and resources so that eligible students with disability can participate in school life, access the curriculum and achieve learning outcomes.
The SDSS funding that we receive aims to support collaboration between schools and therapists to achieve optimal educational outcomes for students.
Funded supports include physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology.
SDSS funding by itself may be insufficient to provide the required level of support to a given student. In these cases, further support is able to be purchased from Montrose on a fee-for-service basis.
Alternatively, some students may have access to funding such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or the Department of Communities, Child Safety, and Disability Services. This can allow booking of additional therapy support.
Referrals can be made for students with a verified disability who require significant levels of educational adjustments. A referral must be made by the child’s school with the consent of the parent or caregiver.