STUDENTS — FOETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER
ALISON XAMON to the Minister for Education and Training:
(1) Has any
funding been allocated in the 2019–20 budget specifically to identify
and support students with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder?
(2) If yes to
(1), how much funding has been allocated and what program and services has the
funding been allocated to?
(3) If no to (1),
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
with FASD are eligible for an individual disability allocation when
FASD-related impairments meet the criteria for one or more of the eight
eligibility groups—for example, intellectual disability. On 10 May
2019, I announced that the state government has committed an additional $40
million to the individual disability allocation. The educational adjustment
allocation is provided to schools to support students who, although not
eligible for an individual disability allocation, have a range of additional
learning support needs, which includes learning support needs related to FASD.