In The Media | 18 May 2015

Students with disabilities: One in four refused enrolment, most get inadequate support, survey shows

Students with disabilities suffer high levels of discrimination, a new survey reports. The survey found one in four students with disability had been refused school enrolment and almost 70 per cent received inadequate support.

The national survey commissioned by peak lobby group Children with Disability Australia asked families to assess their children’s experiences at school.

Many are being denied the right to a quality education.
Children with Disability Australia chief executive Stephanie Gotlib

Of more than 1000 respondents, 25 per cent said their child had been refused enrolment at a school at some point, while 17 per cent said their child had only been offered part-time enrolment.

Source: The Age