The Government is focused on building the capability of families and carers of children with disability or developmental concerns in early childhood and education and care settings through new resources aimed at boosting inclusivity and building staff and educator capacity. Delivering on the Government’s commitments under Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031 Early Childhood Targeted Action Plan, … Continued
Parents, teachers, and advocates breathed a sigh of relief as the Andrews Government announced its decision to preserve visiting teacher positions, which cater to students with disabilities in Victorian public schools.
A group of specialised teachers who support students with disabilities at state schools will get to keep their jobs, Education Minister Natalie Hutchins told parents on Tuesday, after news of the job cuts sparked public backlash.
Advocates are calling for urgent federal government investment in high schools to ensure children with disabilities are supported through their final years of study
A new study paints a disturbing picture of life in Australian schools for students with a disability, revealing high rates of segregation and bullying.
Closing date: November 11, 2023
Visiting Teachers are highly trained experts who work directly with students with disability and complex needs. They support students who are vision and hearing impaired, have physical disabilities, autism, and health impairments. Premier Daniel Andrews and Education Minister Natalie Hutchins are considering sacking some of the most expert teachers in Victoria. Add your name to the petition and tell the Premier and Education Minister to reverse this decision immediately.
Victorian Disability Worker Commission no longer investigates serious cases of student abuse and neglect
Disability advocates have slammed the state government’s decision to prohibit disabled students from reporting abuse by teachers and principals to an independent investigator.
What is fatigue? Understanding fatigue among students with disabilities can help schools moderate it
I am working with colleagues to provide a means for students with disabilities and their educational teams to understand the impact of fatigue, to advocate for appropriate strategies and programs and to moderate fatigue in educational contexts.
The Hub is an online resource that provides information, tools and guidance on diverse learning, including:
– understanding autism and how schools support autistic students
– understanding the different types of learning difficulties
– how learning difficulties can affect a child’s and young person’s learning
– evidence-based resources, tools, and guidance on learning diversity
– professional learning and teaching resources for school staff.
A Victoria University student is fighting to study all her law classes online, saying her disability and chronic health issues mean coming to university is not safe or accessible.
Closing date: March 31, 2023
The Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples’ Education Fund is open for applications. We completed our twenty-seventh round of funding on 30 September 2022 but as we are only a small fund, we were only able to assist 12 applicants. The closing dates for the Education Fund are every six months at the end of March … Continued
Child care and kindergarten give your child the chance to learn, play, make friends, and have fun. This guide will help you to know hat to look for in an inclusive child care centre and kindergarten, and how to get support, such as staff training, specialist equipment, and extra educators
Build respect and teach the teacher: five back-to-school tips for parents of children with disabilities
Equal access to education has been a hard-won right. As a teacher and parent I understand that while laws might demand the inclusion of all children, achieving this is not always easy. To help relieve some anxiety, here are my five top tips for starting the school year off right.
The ways educators orientate to disability is crucial to how they ensure students are not excluded from any aspect of educational participation because of the conditions they live with. An educator’s orientation to disability is also just as important when they are designing and delivering inclusive curriculum. Unfortunately, still too many students with disabilities receive inequitable schooling opportunities in Australia.
Dylan Alcott says he missed out on childhood friends. With support, disabled kids today can have a better shot socially
School is a crucial place to think about friendships for kids with disabilities because, as research confirms, it’s a space where all kids learn to make and maintain friendships. Some studies imply that schooling plays an even more important social role for students with a disability than for typically developing kids – with non-disabled students modelling appropriate behaviours.