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Sheed urges residents to have their say on supporting students with special needs

August 19, 2015

Member for Shepparton District Suzanna Sheed has urged residents to contribute their ideas to the review into the Program for Students with Disabilities.

The state government review – which started in July – is investigating:

• the needs of children with a disability, in particular, children with autism and dyslexia

• how to improve the way the PSD supports students with disabilities

• the needs of children with a disability in the transition from primary to secondary schooling


• how the PSD can be more inclusive

“This is the most comprehensive review of the Program for Students with Disabilities in our state’s history,” Ms Sheed said.

“Many parents have contacted me about the PSD’s shortcomings and this is an opportunity for them to share their views and ideas with experts and the state government.”

Victorians can submit their ideas in writing and additionally have their say through an online survey which will be available in September.

Online contributions will be open for four weeks and will close on Friday 11 September.

Contributions can be emailed to and more information is available at

The PSD Review will deliver its recommendations to the Government in November.

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