Our CEO, Matilda Alexander, spoke to the ABC on Friday 6th October about the Disability Royal Commission’s recommendation to phase out special schools. Matilda explains what this would look like:
“We’re not talking about kids who are currently happy and stable within their educational environment. What we’re talking about is a staged approach to redirecting the plethora of disability-based resources that are currently going to special schools into a mainstream schooling environment.”
Matilda mentions the Roadmap developed by the Australian Coalition for Inclusive Education (ACIE). The Roadmap, called Driving change: A roadmap for achieving inclusive education in Australia’ sets out clear goals with short, medium and long term outcomes to achieve inclusive education in Australia.
Listen to Matilda’s interview here
Access ACIE’s Roadmap here