I am an experienced Gold Coast tutor for persons with a disability or special needs.
Everyone, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or disability deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. You have a legal right not to be discriminated against.
The Australian Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) makes it unlawful for a tertiary education institution to discriminate against a person with a disability on the grounds of disability. The DDA specifically includes learning disability in its definition of disability.
During my time at High School and University I was/am a strong advocate for people with disabilities and/or special needs.
If you have a mental health condition, I recommend you have a look at http://www.beyondblue.org.au.
Beyond Blue has detailed information about getting help and facts about mental health symptoms and conditions.
The Australian Human Rights Commission can investigate complaints of discrimination, harassment and bullying based on a person’s disability, including temporary and permanent disabilities; physical, intellectual, sensory, psychiatric disabilities, diseases or illnesses; medical conditions; work related injuries; past, present and future disabilities; and association with a person with a disability. [Click to Visit]
Each area below includes a statement of the rights or entitlements of students with disabilities in relation to education and training, the legal obligations or responsibilities of educational authorities and measures that, if implemented, will be evidence of compliance with the legislation. [Click to Visit]