We need more funding for children with special needs in schools. We need teachers to be trained in autism and other disabilities.

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Teresa Sakaluk
6 years ago
I'm a parent of two sons with Autism

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Christine bailey
6 years ago
I have a lot of experience teaching these children and assisting their families, loved the challenge & experience

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amy gottschutzke
7 years ago
There is no access to special needs schools in the country and the schools unequipped and the teachers are untrained

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Jane Clarke
7 years ago
For my beautiful grandson.

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Claudia Walters
7 years ago
I pulled my son out of Special School because he was not learning anything and he was getting more and more anxious. I have paid almost $60,000 per year for the past two years to have him taught at home using ABA. I can afford it. Others can't. Why should our children miss out on what they need?

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Simone beer
7 years ago
i want my nephew who has autism to go to a mainstream school and get the assistance he needs.

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Kylie-Leigh mace
7 years ago
i have a child with special needs who will be starting school next year And it's sad to be told by the school that there will be no funding for him because he's doesn't meet the criteria for funding but he has sensory processing disorder, anxiety, global development delay and now seeing physcologist to see if he's on the autistic spectrum..

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Melanie Beer
7 years ago
As a mother of child with Autism Spectrum Disorder who starts kindergarten next year, I am absolutely scared for how he is going to cope in a mainstream school. Funding for 'TRAINED' support learning officers would make a world of difference, as would training for current teachers to be more educated and understanding of special needs kids.

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Michelle Ball
7 years ago
I have a non verbal , high dependant 7 1/2 Down Syndrome daughter. Children with extra awesomeness. No matter their difficulties or challenges , work , learn and excel when they are supported, taught and challenged by those who understand , and accept those with extra challenges and awesomeness and work with them. All children are different and learn differently . Children in regional areas are more isolated than our metro counterparts, but if government depts change their attitudes and regulations all children in all areas will benifit.
To be a teacher these day I think would be hard enough, but when they are teaching our children that need that extra support , they need to be supported and taught and have a more indepth understanding,so they can in turn support and teach our kids.
These children are our future and deserve the best we can give them.
Michelle

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liza nicholls
7 years ago
i was told today that my son may have autism and needs to be assessed but regardless of wether he is diagnosed he will be in a support class, but not all schools have support classes and even the ones that do we haveto compete for places, what ever happened to "no child will be left behind" please fix this kids are our future