South Australian Labor Party Announces Public School Autism Strategy

South Australia (SA) Labor Party leader Peter Marinauskas has promised to implement a new autism strategy in public schools and kindergartens if elected Prime Minister in the state elections on Saturday.

Dedicated strategies for children with autism spectrum disorders focus on professional teachers and early intervention.

Workers will invest $ 17.15 million (US $ 12.42 million) to appoint qualified autism chief teachers in all public primary schools from 2023. And the teacher.

This strategy includes up to one day of funding per week to hire more teachers and frees the chief teacher to play that role.

Early diagnosis is just as important, as early intervention is important for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Therefore, as part of a worker’s plan to provide a universal 3-year-old kindergarten for all children in South Australia from 2026, they appointed a kindergarten qualification to teach children in the autism spectrum. Increase the number of staff qualified for autism by making it suitable for.

The presence of these specialized teachers in South Australian kindergartens is expected to increase the rate of early diagnosis and intervention in children with developmental disabilities.

In addition to this early intervention, workers are recruiting a pool of professionals, including language pathologists, occupational therapists, and counselors, to work throughout the school and target preschool interventions of 5,000. We promise $ 10,000 (US $ 36.2 million).

Marinauskas said the strategy would provide more resources in schools and kindergartens and better serve children in different disciplines.

“We not only support teachers and school work, but also reassure parents that public schools have a dedicated approach to addressing their children’s needs,” he said.

Meanwhile, Education Shadow Minister Blair Boyer said the school is seeking more help to help children and their families on the spectrum.

“Workers listen to teachers and families and provide resources to support students and help them navigate classrooms and learning,” he said.

according to Autism Spectrum Disorders AustraliaAs of July 2018, an estimated 1 in 70 people in Australia is in the autism spectrum, up 40% from the 1 in 100 people in 2014.

Aspect CEO Adrian Ford said the new numbers are the result of changes in diagnostic criteria and recent national and international studies.

“Autism is not always on the rise in Australia. People of all ages will be better at recognizing and diagnosing autism,” he said.

“This is really good news, and there are studies that emphasize the importance of early diagnosis and intervention for children and their families on the spectrum.”

As part of the workers’ policy, they work with Autism SA and other service providers to provide early intervention services at the Children’s Center.

“This is all part of our comprehensive plan for the future of health and education,” said Marinauscus.

The Epoch Times contacted Autism SA, but did not receive a response at the time of issuance.

Steve Milne


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