In The Media | 1 September 2016

Queensland to review disability education

Disability support and advocate groups have welcomed a review of how education is provided to Queensland students with disabilities, saying they are too often left behind.

Education minister Kate Jones on Thursday announced Deloitte Access Economics will examine the current policies and practices through an online survey.

All state school principals will be asked for their views, along with the students themselves, their families and carers, teachers and teacher aides.

Angela Tillmanns, CEO of support and advocacy group CPL, said all children deserved the best start at school so they could maximise their potential in life.

“We welcome this review from the government, because children with disabilities can often be left behind,” she said.

Learning to communicate – a core pillar of education – could be a long, complex and costly process for students with a disability, Ms Tillman added.