Mobility Opportunities Via Education Unit

Our Mobility Opportunities Via Education program (MOVE) is a specialist initiative ensuring maximum mobility and independence for students who are severely and multiple-disabled. Adelaide North Special School is one of two Australian school accredited International MOVE Model sites to deliver the Movement Opportunities via Education (MOVE) program. This program involves school staff working in close partnerships with families to support students to develop mobility programs, particularly focussing on the skills needed to sit, stand, walk and transition. ANSS is a recognised International MOVE Model Site.

As an International MOVE Model site the school is committed to providing extensive physical activity to students through the Mobility Opportunities via Education Program (MOVE). MOVE is a top down activity based curriculum designed to teach students basic functional motor skills needed for life in home and community environments. It combines natural body mechanics with an instructional process designed to help students acquire increased amounts of independence necessary to sit, stand and walk in a safe and supportive environment. MOVE is designed to help families, educators and therapists work together towards goals specific to the child’s needs and in return, moving people with disabilities from a restrictive environment to a more inclusive lifestyle. MOVE is designed to help families, educators and therapists work together toward goals, specific to the child’s needs and in turn, moving people with disabilities from a restrictive environment to a more inclusive lifestyle.