News and opinion on education for people with disability.

Disability Sector Concern Over Ride-Sharing Taking Over the School Bus Run

The disability sector and parents are very concerned over plans by the NDIA (NDIS agency) to bring in a new transport scheme for sending disabled children to school for their education.

Galway family develop language learning programme for children with autism

Details of new software to help children with autism develop their language and communication skills.

Children With Disabilities Are Being Excluded From Education

Governments in Australia, NZ and the UK are failing children with disabilities by not providing necessary learning support.

Children with disabilities face misdiagnosis to receive school funding

Doctors and parents forced to make an incorrect diagnosis to be eligible for the extra help needed from the education system.

Supporting peer connection in the inclusive class – tips for teachers

By Catia Malaquias and Dr Robert Jackson This is the second in a series of short articles aimed at providing some practical tips for teachers...

Internships for University Students with a Disability

Get all the details for this paid internship program for disabled people. Applications close 2 May.

School Principals survey confirms growing crisis in disability funding

New AEU research has found that 17.7 per cent of students in public schools have a disability or learning difficulty which requires funded support, and that 77 per cent of principals say their budgets lack the resources to provide it.

Special needs students in Victoria get $156m funding boost, school upgrades

The upcoming Victoria budget will include funding for special needs students, which is good news as the NDIS is only part of the solution.

At 2, he was labeled ‘intellectually disabled.’ He wasn’t. He has...

An important story about the difference between a learning disability / intellectual disability and Autism or Aspergers Syndrome.

Symptom overlap between autism and learning disability causes confusion

This story from Abu Dhabi talks about the differences between autism and learning disabilities.