Classroom inclusion is key to education

Wherever possible, children with learning disabilities should have the chance of mainstream schooling, writes NADJA FLEET If Canberra's Parliament House was a classroom then, in the eyes of many, Pauline Hanson would probably be a regular in the naughty corner....

Department for Education and Child Development’s Policy on Seatbelt Buckle Guards – Response

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: The Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) has a policy, I understand, in relation to buckle guards in DECD-funded taxis which appears to contradict the rest of the country. To explain, a buckle guard is a...

Statutes Amendment (Universities) Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I will speak briefly today on the second reading of the Statutes Amendment (Universities) Bill. I appreciate the briefings I have received on this from the minister's office, universities and other stakeholders. Unfortunately, while most of...

Department for Education and Child Development’s Policy on Seatbelt Buckle Guards

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking questions of the minister representing the Minister for Education and Child Development regarding seatbelt buckle guards. Leave granted. The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: The Department for Education and Child...

A fair go in education for students with disabilities

I have been pondering the comments made by people who encourage the exclusion of children with autism (and other disabilities) from the education system. Accompanying my son, Mitchell aged 17, out into the mainstream community has its own set of...

Blowout in special needs students

Tim Williams - Education Reporter | Sunday Mail MORE than 12,000 students with verified disabilities are being taught in mainstream classes in the state's public schools, alongside huge growth in "special units" and a boom in autism diagnoses. In the...

Trip to Port Augusta, Kadina and Port Pirie

Response to Senator Hanson’s calls to segregate with children with autism in schools

David Penberthy: Kelly Vincent I felt really lucky when I went to Marion High School in the 1980s, we had a terrific program with the Ashford Special School for young people with different disabilities, predominantly autism. Now those kids sat...

5AA Interview on Pauline Hanson’s call for autistic children to be removed from mainstream schools

5AA with Jade Robran Jade Robran: Kelly Vincent I have been watching your Twitter feed today and you’ve been very outspoken on this topic. Kelly Vincent: And rightly so I think because at the end of the day these comments...