Children with disability have the same rights as all children. They share with all children the right to be valued as individuals and as contributing members of families, communities and society.
All early childhood service providers have a legislative obligation to make reasonable adjustments for children with disability under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
Kindergarten program providers have additional obligations for reasonable adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education 2005.
Understanding and meeting service obligations is an important step in enabling children with disability and their families to participate in education and community services in the same way as other children do.
If you feel your child is being discriminated against by an early childhood education and care provider or their staff, you should talk to the Director of the service involved. You may also contact the
Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland or phone 1300 130 670 for advice, including how to make a complaint under the
Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.
More information on service obligations
Early Years Connect information sheets on practical application of the legislation include:
Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Commonwealth)
Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Queensland)
- Disability Standards for Education 2005 (Commonwealth)
Work Health and Safety Act 2011
Child Protection Act 1999 (Queensland).