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Students with disability

Disability inclusive education

Final report of the 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005

The Federal Department of Education, Skills and Employment undertook this review throughout 2020. Consultation with national peak disability and education bodies informed the approach taken for the review, which put the lived experiences of people with disability and their families at the centre.
Briefing paper

Supporting school aged children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)

This briefing paper examines the impact of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) in Australia across the health and education policy settings.

Beyond therapy: the multiple benefits of using a service-learning model to enhance paediatric therapy in a remote area school

Flinders University researchers led a collaborative initiative between health and education staff that provided two four-week blocks of intense physiotherapy services at an additional needs school in Alice Springs. This report has been released to inform future service-learning placements in the same and comparable contexts.

Not even remotely fair: experiences of students with disability during COVID-19

Research evidence from before the pandemic suggests that despite a number of policy commitments and initiatives at local and national levels, there has only been limited progress in moving towards inclusive education and that children and young people with disability often fare poorly in the...

Disability Standards for Education 2005

The Disability Standards for Education 2005 clarify the obligations of education and training providers, and seek to ensure that students with disability can access and participate in education on the same basis as students without disability.
Discussion paper

2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005: discussion paper

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment is undertaking a review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards). This paper explains what the Standards are and what they do, the purpose of the review, what previous reviews told us, and how you can...
Discussion paper

Education and learning: issues paper

The Royal Commission has identified that abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability in the education sector is an important topic to address. This issues paper on education outlines the Commission's preliminary understanding of the key issues and barriers experienced by students with disability.

Towards inclusive education: a necessary process of transformation

There are many key considerations in understanding inclusive education and the evidence base supporting it. In this report, some of the most pressing issues are explored in light of the existing research literature.

Disability strategy - a living document

This Disability Strategy sets out the NSW Education Department’s plan for providing children and young people with disability, their families and the broader community with an education system that meets their needs.

Plans that work: employment outcomes for people with learning disabilities

This paper explores the barriers to employment for people with learning disabilities, principally in relation to support for children and young people with special educational needs, and sets out recommendations for change.