What is Special Needs/Disability Education?
Children with special learning needs refers to children with learning difficulties, a behaviour disorder and/or a disability. These children have diverse abilities and learning needs. Parents or caregivers are often the first to notice that their child’s development is delayed or that their child is having problems at school.
The term disability includes children with an intellectual disability, physical disability, vision impairment, hearing impairment, language disorder, mental health conditions or autism.
Children with learning difficulties experience difficulties with learning in one or more areas of the curriculum. These difficulties may vary in cause, nature, intensity and duration.
(Source: http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/studentsupport/programs/disability.php)

What programs can be utilised to facilitate and support student development?
Parents Guide from Education Queensland
http://education.qld.gov.au/studentservices/learning/disability/parentguide/docs/infoguide_parents.pdf

Queensland Education Adjustment Program
http://education.qld.gov.au/students/disabilities/adjustment/
Video Support for EAPs - http://mediasite.eq.edu.au/EQ/Catalog/?cid=6c57c085-c9ea-4101-9d3e-3066b43a80d4

Teaching Students with Special Needs - Behaviour Management
http://ocw.usq.edu.au/course/view.php?id=11

Teachers TV videos on Special Educational Needs
http://www.teachers.tv/video/browser/1088
http://www.teachers.tv/video/2861 - Primary Special Needs Inclusion
http://www.teachers.tv/video/29886
Troubled Minds is a series of short animations narrated by young people who have suffered from a range of psychological illnesses and syndromes.
This programme brings together four different stories: on eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, Asperger's syndrome and self-harm.

Resources:
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Resources/educators.html