Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 2 Hansard (29 February) . . Page.. 580 ..
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION
QUESTION NUMBER 146
Children with Disabilities - Placements
What happens to children with disabilities who cannot be placed at any school.
MR STEFANIAK - the answer to Ms McRae's question is:
The department offers a range of programs within mainstream and special settings so that any ACT child with a disability, wishing to access an ACT government school, is assured of a place within a school with an appropriate educational program.
Any student who is unable to access a school program because of a chronic illness is able to access tutoring services through the teacher coordinating the Chronically Ill Students Program. This is a 40% teaching position which supervises provision of services to between 40 and 50 chronically ill students, some of whom are also disabled.