Education Support Organisations
Child Care Support
Inclusive Directions is a South Australian, independent, not-for-profit,value-based organisation with a long history of promoting and supporting inclusion across a range of settings including early childhood services, education, and community services.
Website - http://www.directions.org.au/default.aspx
DECD - Preschool Support Program
"The Preschool Support Program provides extra staff to your preschool to support the teaching and learning of children with additional needs. It is a free program from the Department of Education and Children's Services. The Preschool Support Program provides early support to young children when they need it most and helps all children to be included in their local preschool. This is called inclusion, and means that most children with additional needs can attend their local preschool or school. The number of hours of support a child receives is decided on an individual basis."
Website - http://www.decd.sa.gov.au/speced/default.asp?id=35558&navgrp=1657
SERU - Special Education Resource Unit
"The Special Education Resource Unit (SERU) provides services for children/students with disabilities and learning diffi culties, who live in South Australia.
These services are available to teachers, other professionals, and parents/carers. Most services are for students enrolledin government schools."Services include:
Website - http://web.seru.sa.edu.au/index.html
Specific Learning Difficulties Association (SPELD)
"SPELD SA is a non profit organisation that provides advice and services to support children and adults with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia. Services include - tutoring, assistive technology advice, counselling advice & support, workshops, books & software sales, library and newsletters."
Website - http://www.speld-sa.org.au/