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Australian Association of Special Education (AASE)

About the Australian Association of Special Education

AASE is a broad-based non-categorical association concerned with all who have special education needs.
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AASE is represented by State Chapters in each state and territory across Australia and is managed by the National Council comprising of representatives of each state and territory.
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AASE organises a very successful and informative National Conference each year.  The 2021 AASE National Conference will be held at the Hilton, Adelaide.

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AASE hosts a wealth of documents and helpful resources that are posted by our chapters around Australia.
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AASE COVID-19 Media Statement

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The Australian Association of Special Education (AASE) supports the efforts from other organisations that highlight the specific risks for people with disability. In addition, AASE supports efforts to increase Australia’s workforce capacity to support individuals with disability and their families.

Become an AASE member today

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To learn more about AASE Membership details and benefits visit our membership page.

Royal Commission

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Learn more about how several AASE members contributed to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability draft Terms of Reference. Click the learn more button to view the final terms of reference. AASE will be in touch with members to ensure our submission is representative of broad, national concerns.

AASE Patron

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AASE National welcomes Chris Varney as our Patron.

AASE Research Award

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The AASE Research Award has been established to provide an opportunity for research which can support evidence-based practice in the education of students with special needs.  It is funded from contributions by members – teachers, academics, therapists and others involved in the education of students with disability.

AASE Professional Learning


Year 1 Phonics Testing

Press Release: Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

AASE Senate Enquiry into Disability in Education

To review the Australian Association of Special Education submission to the ‘Senate Inquiry into Current Level of Access and Attainment for Students with Disability in the School System and the Impact on Student and Families Associated with Inadequate Levels of Support’ please click on the below documents:

AASE Senate Inquiry into Disability in Education

AASE Response to Senate Inquiry Report 2