The amount of students with a disability in schools is on the rise and teachers aren’t properly trained to handle the increase.
Autism rates across NSW schools are climbing 15 per cent each year, but only nine per cent of teachers are equipped to support them.
University of Newcastle lecturer David Roy helped to develop a new disability scheme and calls for all teachers to be properly trained.
“We just want to help kids,” he says.
“The resourcing needs to be in place, potentially smaller class sizes and just a better understanding of where kids are coming from.”
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