The State Government is making sure Victorian students with disability are better supported by their teachers and peers through a new partnership with Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott AO and Get Skilled Access.
The new partnership will design and deliver a series of Abilities Awareness in Schools resources to promote disability awareness among students and staff.
The resources will include videos featuring Dylan Alcott and others with lived experience of disability – exploring topics to build students’ understanding of disability and improve their confidence to interact with classmates with disability. It will target students of all ages in mainstream primary and secondary schools.
The resources, which will start to roll-out from Term 3 this year, will also see the delivery of workshops and new evidence-based resources for teachers and staff, helping them foster school environments inclusive for all students. As part of this new approach, new facilitators are helping schools and families work together to identify each student’s unique strengths and how to best support their learning and participation – meaning schools will be able to better plan and adjust support for students throughout all stages of their education.