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Special Education within the Ministry of Education provides funding, services and support for children with special education needs with its vision being a fully inclussive education system.

Click here for link to Ministry of Education Physical Disability Service


Learning Support

SPELD is a not for profit organisation that provides information, assessment and tuition to families, whanau, schools, businesses and individuals living with Dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties.

 Click here for link to SPELD website or   P: 0800 773 535

IEAG (Inclusive Education Action Group) - creating inclusive schools and communities. Click here for link to IEAg or  P:  04 499 2422



Education Providers

Click here to link through to Education Providers List within Aspire Canterbury Directory


Tertiary Education

University of Canterbury


The University assists students with disabilities by providing appropriate, disability-related study support services and specialist resources.


Lincoln University


The team at Inclusive Education want to make your student experience as easy as possible and can assist with such things as:

Providing a reader or writer, arranging extra time for you to finish your assessments, support for tests and examinations and providing special equipment.



ARA Institute of Canterbury


The Disability Services provide information, services and equipment to assist you in your studies and help you make the most of your time at ARA Institute of Canterbury. Click the link above or 'phone 03 940 8089

In addition, ARA run the NZ Certificate in Skills for Living course (NZCSL), a one year course for students with a learning disability.






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