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South Australian public primary schools to receive greater resources to support students with autism

By Sarah Mullins

Posted Thu 18 Aug 2022 at 3:32am

Eileen Clark, who has autism and dyslexia, was selectively mute at her two previous schools.

Key points:

  • Every public primary school in SA will soon have a dedicated teacher onsite to support those with autism

  • It's part of the state government's $28 million election commitment to better support children with autism

  • SA appointed the country's first Assistant Minister for Autism earlier this week

It was not until the year 4 student moved to Christie Downs Primary School, in Adelaide's south, that she felt comfortable enough to speak again.

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