Disability education programs for schools

Scope's school education programs are designed to give students a better understanding of the challenges people with a disability face every day.

We offer two disability education programs for schools, the Scope Young Ambassadors program and the See the Person program.

In 2014, we delivered 94 education programs to 60 primary and secondary schools across Victoria, teaching more than 2500 students about living with disability.

How we help

Our school programs are a great way for students to learn about diversity in the community.

They provide students with skills to:

  • Understand disability and diversity in the community
  • Successfully communicate with people who have a disability
  • Be aware of some of the challenges faced by people with a disability
  • Encourage students to see the person, not the disability

All of our education programs are co-facilitated by people with a disability, giving students the opportunity to learn firsthand about their experiences.

We offer an interactive and hands-on learning experience for your students. By the end of the program participants will walk away with the skills to promote inclusive communities for people of all abilities.

We come to you

A professionally trained Scope Community Educator will come to your school and lead the program. We have programs to suit both primary and secondary school settings.

Available programs

We offer the following education programs for schools:

See the Person program – Secondary

  • One 1.5 hour in-school session, co-facilitated by a person with a disability
  • One session volunteering alongside people with a disability
  • Resources provided
  • Mapped to curriculum
  • Certificate of participation provided

Scope Young Ambassadors program – Secondary

  • Three 1.5 hour in-school sessions
  • One session volunteering alongside people with a disability
  • Resources provided
  • Mapped to curriculum
  • Certificate of participation provided

Download the Scope Youth Development Education – Secondary School Program.

See the Person program – Primary

  • One 1.5 hour in-school session, co-facilitated by a person with a disability
  • Resources provided
  • Certificate of participation provided

Download the Scope Youth Development Education – Primary School Program.

Curriculum mapping

Many schools offer our education programs as part of the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) or the Advance Schools Program.

View Scope’s curriculum mapping below:

For more information about disability education programs for schools, please contact Scope’s Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre:

Phone: 03 9843 2000

Email: circ@scopeaust.org.au

From these sessions, I learnt that people with disabilities are interesting and have a great sense of humour. I learnt how to communicate with people with disabilities and that they are just like us.

– Year 8 student, Geelong Grammar School

I would highly recommend the Scope Young Ambassadors Course. It is an amazing opportunity for students to learn about equality and fair treatment for all members of society.

– Teacher and senior school co-ordinator, St Joan of Arc Primary School, Brighton