How to get access to the Intensive Wraparound Service
To get access to the Intensive Wraparound Service (IWS), seek a referral from one of these:
- a member of the Ministry’s Special Education staff
- a Resource Teacher Learning and Behaviour (RTLB)
- the student’s Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) fund-holding school (including Day Special Schools).
The referrer discusses the referral with the school and parents or caregivers before going ahead.
The person making the referral completes the application form. They gather information about the student, their history, background and needs. The student themselves and the people involved with them all have the opportunity to contribute.
The referral goes before your Prioritisation Panel made up of:
- a school principal
- a Special Education manager
- an RTLB Cluster Manager
- an IWS service manager
The panels usually meet bi-monthly. Your referee can discuss the resources available to provide help in the meantime such as the Interim Resource Fund.
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