The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is conducting research into the experiences of students with disability in Victorian schools.
This follows an increase in complaints to the Commission relating to disability discrimination in education, and concerns raised by parents of children with disability, disability advocacy groups and members of the Commission’s Disability Reference Group about the provision of education services to students with disability.
The purpose of the Commission’s research is to gather information about the issues and challenges experienced by students with disability in the Victorian school system and to identify potential solutions, consistent with Victoria’s equal opportunity and human rights framework, to improve access to education for students with disability.
We are keen to hear from students, parents and educators about what works and what could be improved when it comes to the education of students with disability in Victoria. There are several ways you can have your say.
Complete our confidential survey
• student with disability
• parent of a student with disability, or
• principal, teacher or you work in a Victorian school
you can complete our confidential online survey at humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/disabilityinschools
The survey is anonymous – we do not ask for any personal or identifying information.
If you work in a community organisation or otherwise provide support to families, children and young people with disability, you can tell us your views by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will treat this as a written submission to our research.
Ring our statewide telephone call-in on Saturday 3 December 2011
Call 1300 292 153 or (03) 9032 3583.
Lines are open on Saturday 3 December from 10am to 4pm. If you need an interpreter, you can call the Commission using the interpreter service on 1300 152 494 or TTY at 1300 289 621.
Come to one of our ‘have a say’ days in regional Victoria
These will be held in February 2012. More details will be available soon.
If these options are not convenient, please feel free to tell us your story by sending us an email to email@example.com.
In participating in the research, you will be providing your consent on the basis that your information will be kept private. No individual, family or student will be identified in the research.23/11/2011