Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation, CheckUP acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.




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Allied Health in Remote Schools Project

The Allied Health in Remote Schools Project (AHRSP) is funded as part of the Australian Government’s Plan to Improve Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with Disability, which was developed to facilitate better access to culturally appropriate mainstream service for Indigenous people living with a disability.

The Australian Government has provided funding to CheckUP to manage the AHRSP for the life of the project. The AHRSP involves the provision of allied health services to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students living with disability in remote schools.

The aim of the AHRSP is to improve school attendance and engagement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students living with disability, developmental or learning difficulties in remote communities.

This service is currently being delivered in Papunya and Yueddumu communities.

AHRSP fact sheet

Download the latest Allied Health in Remote Schools Project fact sheet to learn more about the initiative.

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Aims and objectives of AHRSP

Deliver services

Deliver psychology, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, speech therapy and audiology services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the school, home, and community environment

Support families and communities

Enable the parents, guardians, families and the community to support and have a shared understanding of the therapy interventions to ensure best practice outcomes for the children

Strengthen School Knowledge

Strengthen the knowledge and build the capacity of school staff (including teachers, support staff and Remote Schools Attendance Strategy workers) to identify and address learning and development difficulties

Funding eligibility for providers

The following service providers will provide services under the AHRSP:

  • Psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Audiology

Project eligibility for patients

To receive services and/or support under the AHRSP:

A child must:
  • be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student;
  • be an enrolled student, between prep to grade 6 at a participating AHRSP school;
  • have signed consent form.
A parent, guardian and/or family member must:
  • be a parent, guardian and/or family member of an eligible student.
A school staff member must:
  • be a staff member at a participating AHRSP school.