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Giving a voice to people with intellectual disabilities

The University of New South Wales’ (UNSW) Professor Iva Strnadová is working to improve the lives of people living with intellectual disabilities and ensure they have a greater say in policies and programs that affect them.
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Supporting inclusive practice

What does effective, contemporary inclusive practice look like at the secondary level for students with disability? At a time of significant change in the field of disability support in schools, this is a question worth considering, write Dr Julie McMillan and Dr Jane Jarvis from Flinders University. Read More

Social robot trial in special needs school

Designed to enhance learning and engagement, La Trobe University researchers have unveiled an interactive social robot designed as a classroom companion for special needs schools.
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Scanning Pens recognised once again

For the third year running, Scanning Pens has been announced as a finalist for the 2019 Bett Awards, which recognises innovative and creative education technology solutions.
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Specialist autism program rolls out in WA

Additional schools in Western Australia will begin offering a specialist learning program for students with autism spectrum disorder over the next two years.
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NAPLAN, PISA results

Trial program for students with disabilities

Over 100 schools across Victoria will take part in a pilot program that aims to better assess the learning requirements of students with disabilities and additional needs.
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