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.

Application process

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.

Application form to refer a student to the Intensive Wraparound Service [PDF, 873 KB]

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.

The pathway of an application to the IWS Prioritisation Panel [PDF, 56 KB]

Terms of Reference for the IWS Prioritisation Panel [PDF, 376 KB]


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