In The Media | 3 February 2016

Students with disability shouldn’t be underestimated

As school goes back for the year, the Senate report into the systemic failings of the education system for students with disability is very timely.

In the myriad emails principals will see in their inbox, I hope mention of this report is one of them.

The report calls out the system’s “entrenched culture of low expectations” towards students with disabilities. If parents score a school that has an enabling culture towards disability, you have won the “lottery”. I know this first-hand because my feisty mother managed just that.

Only now, as a law graduate on the autism spectrum with my own company that employs 20 autistic professionals to mentor autistic students, do I realise how much of a difference my principals made to me.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald