ADHD and Schools
ADHD and schools
Parents for ADHD Advocacy Australia (PAAA) has a firm objective to improve outcomes for young Australians with ADHD. Increasing the capacity of schools to support students with ADHD and comorbid conditions in educational settings is one of our prime objectives.
In August 2018, PAAA undertook an extensive national quantitative study focusing on the performance of Australian schools in meeting the needs of ADHD students. This study collected brand new, previously unavailable data from one thousand Australian families who have one or more children suffering from ADHD. The findings reported will feature in discussions with key stakeholders in the coming months.
The PAAA would like to thank ADHD Australia and numerous other national ADHD support groups for sharing the survey and encouraging their members to complete it.
The report highlights critical gaps in the capacity of schools to include and support students with ADHD, with 1 in 3 students with ADHD changing schools as a result of ADHD-related issues.read more
The Australian community is invited to take part in national consultation to shape the future of disability policy for 2020 and beyond.read more