And just as an additional note...
Article 23 of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (to which Australia is a signatory):
1. States Parties recognize that a mentally or physically disabled child [child with an intellectual or physical disability] should enjoy a full and decent life, in conditions which ensure dignity, promote self-reliance and facilitate the child's active participation in the community.
3. Recognizing the special needs of a disabled child, assistance extended in accordance with paragraph 2 of the present article shall be provided free of charge, whenever possible, taking into account the financial resources of the parents or others caring for the child, and shall be designed to ensure that the disabled child has effective access to and receives education, training, health care services, rehabilitation services, preparation for employment and recreation opportunities in a manner conducive to the child's achieving the fullest possible social integration and individual development, including his or her cultural and spiritual development.
And 4.2 of the Commonwealth Disability Standards for Education (2005) states:
(1)The education provider must take reasonable steps to ensure that the prospective student is able to seek admission to, or apply for enrolment in, the institution on the same basis as a prospective student without a disability, and without experiencing discrimination.
(2) The provider must ensure that, in making the decision whether or not to offer the prospective student a place in the institution, or in a particular course or program applied for by the prospective student, the prospective student is treated on the same basis as a prospective student without a disability, and without experiencing discrimination.
(3) The provider must:
(a) consult the prospective student, or an associate of the prospective student, about whether the disability affects the prospective student’s ability to seek admission to, or apply for enrolment in, the institution; and
(b) in the light of the consultation, decide whether it is necessary to make an adjustment to ensure that the prospective student is able to seek admission to, or apply for enrolment in the institution, on the same basis as a prospective student without a disability; and
(i) an adjustment is necessary to achieve the aim mentioned in paragraph (b); and
(ii) a reasonable adjustment can be identified in relation to that aim;
make a reasonable adjustment for the student in accordance with Part 3.
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