Same Classroom, Same Opportunity - Securing Better Futures through an Inclusive Education

Same Classroom, Same Opportunity - Securing Better Futures through an Inclusive Education

Family Advocacy's Same Classroom, Same Opportunity - Securing Better Futures through an Inclusive Education campaign aims to ensure ALL students in NSW, no matter their circumstance, are welcomed and supported in the general classroom of their local school, all day, everyday. 

Unfortunately, the Disability Royal Commission has heard that many students with a disability are being excluded, segregated, unfairly suspended, forced to attend part-time, or subjected to a heightened risk of abuse, neglect and low expectations and a pathway that sets children up for a life of social isolation from the general community and without employment.

Kids with disability in ...

Family Advocacy's Same Classroom, Same Opportunity - Securing Better Futures through an Inclusive Education campaign aims to ensure ALL students in NSW, no matter their circumstance, are welcomed and supported in the general classroom of their local school, all day, everyday. 

Unfortunately, the Disability Royal Commission has heard that many students with a disability are being excluded, segregated, unfairly suspended, forced to attend part-time, or subjected to a heightened risk of abuse, neglect and low expectations and a pathway that sets children up for a life of social isolation from the general community and without employment.

Kids with disability in NSW deserve better!

In the lead up to the NSW election, help us by:

Find out more about the campaign here.

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Sign our Petition to the NSW Minister and Shadow Minister for Education

Sign our electronic petition to the NSW Minister for Education and Shadow Minister for Education to obtain their commitment to Develop an Inclusive Education Roadmap and Invest in a Work Transition Pilot Project. 

Through a strong alliance of community members working together, we can succeed in creating a NSW where ALL students have access to an inclusive education. 

To the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell MLC; and

NSW Shadow Minister for Education, Prue Car MP,

I ask you to support Family Advocacy's Same Classroom, Same Opportunity - Securing Better Futures through an Inclusive Education campaign which aims to ensure ALL students in NSW, no matter their circumstance, are welcomed and supported in the general classroom of their local school, all day, everyday. 

Whilst some progress has been made, too often, there are stories like Tim's, who has a disability, and is led away from his friends to a separate classroom every day and not included in school camp or school photos – a constant reminder of the ways he’s different when really he wants the SAME good things of life, just like everyone.  

The Disability Royal Commission has heard that many children and young people with a disability are being excluded, segregated, unfairly suspended, forced to attend part-time, or subjected to a heightened risk of abuse, neglect and low expectations. Sadly, this sets up children and young people with disability for a life pathway without employment and social isolation from the general community.

Children and young people with disability in NSW deserve better!

I feel strongly about this issue. and call upon the NSW Government to:

  1. Develop an Inclusive Education Roadmap to build capability in the delivery of inclusive education to improve educational outcomes for ALL students. 

  2. Invest in a Work Transition Pilot Project to improve the transition of young people  with disability from education to employment.