Reply from [email protected] - Other (including pre-service teachers, private consultants, other non-school based roles)
The primary focus of the NCCD Portal is to support schools to complete the NCCD and receive additional funding to support students with disability and enable them to participate equally in schooling. Although it is not the intention of the Portal to provide comprehensive professional learning on all disabilities or conditions, the videos, case studies and podcasts being developed highlight the process required for teachers to identify the levels and types of adjustment are set in disability-specific contexts.
For further information on eating disorders we refer you to the Butterfly Foundation website via the 'Useful Links' page (https://www.nccd.edu.au/help-and-support/useful-links), where you can find a link, under the 'Disability organisations' heading.
Please also see below for resources to help with making an informed judgement about how disability is interpreted in relation to the NCCD.
- The ‘definitions of disability’, which are defined in the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA), can be found via the following link: https://www.nccd.edu.au/wider-support-materials/definitions-disability-and-nccd-categories.
- The following link gives further information on eligibility of students to be considered as disabled: https://www.nccd.edu.au/wider-support-materials/when-student-eligible-be-included?parent=/understanding-nccd&activity=/wider-support-materials/what-nccd-model-1&step=0
- The DDA/DSE e-learns also give information on how disability classifications are made (the e-learns are separated by school age range and/or different educator roles): https://www.nccd.edu.au/resources-and-tools/professional-learning/format/e-learning-5
If you have a specific case/scenario in mind, it is advised that you reach out to your state/jurisdiction key contact. The details can be found at https://www.nccd.edu.au/help-and-support/key-contacts, however feel free to contact [email protected] if you require any assistance with this.