Friday, 11 December 2015

Feds Finally Dance to Piccolos Tune

Dignity for Disability MLC, Kelly Vincent says although it’s a relief that the bi-lateral funding agreement to enable more South Australian children with disabilities to access services under the NDIS has now been signed, it’s been too long coming. "This...

Friday, 28 August 2015

The Writing is on the Wall for Discriminatory Wording in SACE

Dignity for Disability welcomes the decision from the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Board to remove the words "this student has completed a modified curriculum due to intellectual disability" on future SACE certificates. Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent...

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: South Australian Auslan policy

Dignity for Disability has welcomed the State Government’s announcement today that sign language interpretation will now be an integral part of TV broadcasts related to emergency situations. An amendment has been made to the State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP) to...

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Education Committee for South Australia – so Students can Thrive, not just Survive

Dignity for Disability has today enjoyed unanimous support from the Labor Government, Liberal Opposition and minor parties to establish a Select Committee to investigate the experience of students with disabilities in the South Australian education system. The demand for this...

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Soft Bigotry of Low Expectation

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent will tomorrow host a public forum in Parliament House to discuss access to the education system for students with disabilities. This follows reports from parents that students with disabilities are regularly being suspended, or...

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Has DECD Gone Commando on its Minister?

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent has expressed concern today regarding the Department of Education and Child Development’s unilateral decision making without knowledge of its Minister. "Earlier this week I received a letter from the Minister for Education and Child...

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

More for those who need it most – Dignity for Disability launches education policy

Dignity for Disability today launched its education policy, which is designed to help the children who need it most. Party Leader Kelly Vincent MLC says the policy has a dual focus on providing better support for students with disabilities and...

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Funding Cuts Block Path for at Risk Youth

Dignity for Disability's candidate for Little Para, Scott Whelan, says unexpected and unjustified cuts to government funding of Barkuma's successful Better Pathways program, which assists students with disability and disadvantage who are disengaged from school, defies logic and will result...

Monday, 20 February 2012

Gonski Report: SA students with disabilities left behind

Dignity for Disability MLC Kelly Vincent says today’s release of the Gonski Report confirms that the needs of South Australians with disabilities are being ignored by our school system. In his far-reaching analysis of national education funding, businessman David Gonski...

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Dignity for Disability Rallies for Autism Education Plan

Dignity for Disability, Adelaide_Autism, the families, and educators of children with autism collectively call on the Premier-in-Waiting, Jay Weatherill, to boost funding for early autism intervention programs in mainstream and special schools. These groups will be protesting on the steps...

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