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1 Students with Special Needs Refers to students with educational needs outside the expected range Many of these students were previously educated in separate educational facilities or institutions or received no formal education

2 In spite of this…

3 Christy Brown (CP) Author/Poet/Painter

4 In spite of this… Christy Brown (CP) Author/Poet/Painter Helen Keller (deafblind) Author/Activist/Lecturer

5 In spite of this… Christy Brown (CP) Author/Poet/Painter Helen Keller (deafblind) Author/Activist/Lecturer Albert Einstein (Asperger’s) Theoretical Physicist

6 In spite of this… Christy Brown (CP) Author/Poet/Painter Helen Keller (deafblind) Author/Activist/Lecturer Albert Einstein (Asperger’s) Theoretical Physicist John Nash (Schizophrenia) Mathematician

7 In spite of this… Christy Brown (CP) Author/Poet/Painter Helen Keller (deafblind) Author/Activist/Lecturer Albert Einstein (Asperger’s) Theoretical Physicist John Nash (Schizophrenia) Mathematician Rubin Carter (Speech difference) - Boxer

8 In spite of this… Christy Brown (CP) Author/Poet/Painter Helen Keller (deafblind) Author/Activist/Lecturer Albert Einstein (Asperger’s) Theoretical Physicist John Nash (Schizophrenia) Mathematician Rubin Carter (Speech difference) - Boxer Evelyn Glennie (deaf) Xylophonist/piper

9 In spite of this… Christy Brown (CP) Author/Poet/Painter Helen Keller (deafblind) Author/Activist/Lecturer Albert Einstein (Asperger’s) Theoretical Physicist John Nash (Schizophrenia) Mathematician Rubin Carter (Speech difference) - Boxer Frida Kahlo (polio) Painter Evelyn Glennie (deaf) Xylophonist/piper

10 In spite of this… Christy Brown (CP) Author/Poet/Painter Helen Keller (deafblind) Author/Activist/Lecturer Albert Einstein (Asperger’s) Theoretical Physicist John Nash (Schizophrenia) Mathematician Rubin Carter (Speech difference) - Boxer Frida Kahlo (polio) Painter Evelyn Glennie (deaf) Xylophonist/piper Temple Grandin (Autism) Animal scientist/professor

11 In spite of this… Christy Brown (CP) Author/Poet/Painter Helen Keller (deafblind) Author/Activist/Lecturer Albert Einstein (Asperger’s) Theoretical Physicist John Nash (Schizophrenia) Mathematician Rubin Carter (Speech difference) - Boxer Frida Kahlo (polio) Painter Evelyn Glennie (deaf) Xylophonist/piper Temple Grandin (Autism) Animal scientist/professor Zhou Zhou (Down Syndrome) Conductor

12 In spite of this… Christy Brown (CP) Author/Poet/Painter Helen Keller (deafblind) Author/Activist/Lecturer Albert Einstein (Asperger’s) Theoretical Physicist John Nash (Schizophrenia) Mathematician Rubin Carter (Speech difference) - Boxer Frida Kahlo (polio) Painter Evelyn Glennie (deaf) Xylophonist/piper Temple Grandin (Autism) Animal scientist/professor Zhou Zhou (Down Syndrome) Conductor Gurrumul Yunupingu (Blind) Musician

13 How did these adolescents learn? Adaptive compensation Desire to learn Faith and interest of teachers/families Love and support Socio-economically advantaged Positive and negative reinforcement

14 What can WE learn from them? Never judge or write-off If you don’t feel you can be a positive influence – try at least to not be a negative influence Model acceptance and faith

15 Legislation Disability is defined in Australian legislation as ‘ a disorder or malfunction that results in the person learning differently from a person without the disorder or malfunction’ (Disability Discrimination Act, 1992) Under the Disability Discrimination Act (1992), it is unlawful for an educational authority or educational provider to discriminate against a student on the ground of the student’s disability. This includes denying or limiting the student’s access to any benefit provided by the educational authority by developing curricula or training courses having a content that will either exclude the person from participation, or subject the person to any other detriment

16 Legislation Disability Standards for Education (2005)


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