Alice's Future

Alice's future

Alice attends an early education centre, and will soon be moving to the school nearby. Although she is happy at the centre and gets along well with the other children, there are some signs of the long term effects of breathing difficulties she experienced at birth.

Alice has not seen a specialist for a diagnosis, but staff members have monitored her progress closely and are concerned that she may find it more difficult to participate in learning activities as she moves into school and faces more complex tasks. According to the Disability Discrimination Act, Alice has an imputed disability, as the staff members believe she has a disorder that may result in her learning differently. The centre, Alice’s parents, and the school have begun discussing Alice’s future learning needs.