A new Schools Disability Advisory Council will provide advice to the Commwealth Government on how to provide more support and better services for students with disability.
Minister for School Education Peter Garrett and Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Senator Jan McLucas made the announcement in Sydney during a forum with 65 stakeholders from the disability and education sectors.
“We want all kids to have access to a great education, including kids with disability. For that to happen, it’s vital for us to have feedback from those closest to young people with disabilities in schools around the country – parents, carers, teachers and principals,” Mr Garrett said.
Other initiatives discussed at the forum today include: