There is a commonly held misconception that advances in technology and medical science have led to a decrease in disabling conditions. Examples citied include prenatal screening for Down Syndrome and identifying the link between Spina Bifida with the mother's intake of folic acid.
The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) have released the Draft Curriculum for students with disabilities who are progressing towards the foundation achievement standard in English and Mathematics.
These materials were available as part of a six week period of national consultation from the September 21 to November 1, 2011. Read the ASEPA response here.
The Australian Special Education Principals Association was established in 1998. ASEPA is the peak national organisation representing school based special education principals and leaders in Australia.