CASE STUDY Mitchell, Substantial, Social/emotional

Year level
Secondary
Educational setting
Mainstream school

Level of adjustment
Substantial
Category of disability
Social/emotional
Included in data collection
Yes

Mitchell's story

Mitchell is enrolled in Year 9 in a mainstream school and is withdrawn into a small group for core subjects and integrated into mainstream for option classes. He has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability. The environment and programs are highly structured. The core subjects that he participates in are a direct instruction program, ASDAN and other functional life skills programs. To participate fully in activities he requires regular direct support and close supervision.

The school is an Independent senior secondary campus and a registered training organisation located in a regional centre. The student population is around 1300 students from Years 712. Students are offered several approved specialist programs including Aviation, Japanese and the innovative Mathematics and Philosophy course.

Information that supports inclusion in the NCCD What's this?

  • Step 1. Is there an adjustment to address disability? Yes

    • Yes, adjustments are provided to enable a student with disability to access education on the same basis as other students.
    • As defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, Mitchell has a disorder, illness or disease that affects his thought processes, perception of reality, emotions or judgement.
  • Do you have evidence? Yes

    • The school has evidence of Mitchell's adjustments, including evidence of a direct instruction program, ASDAN and evidence from occupational and speech therapists.
  • Step 2. What is the level of adjustment? Substantial

    • Mitchell has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability. To participate fully in activities he requires regular direct support and close supervision.
  • Step 3. What is the category of disability? Social/emotional

    • Mitchell has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability.
  • Step 4. Record and submit the data Yes (Student is included)

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