One in four disabled kids in Australia are refused school enrolment - crisis situation

cdagirl80The results of the national survey, conducted by Children with Disability Australia (CDA) in April 2015, confirm that children with disability face considerable barriers to a quality education.

The results reveal a system in crisis:

68% of parents surveyed believe that their children are not receiving adequate support at school

One in four children with disability has been refused enrolment at some point

A further 17% are only offered part-time enrolment.

These statistics reflect an education system not meeting the needs of students with disability. As a result many are being denied the right to a quality education.

If you would like to receive a copy of the results, please contact CDA on 03 9417 1025 or 1800 222 660 (regional and interstate callers) or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.