Welcome to the Australian Association of Special Education (AASE)

AASE is a broad-based non-categorical association concerned with all who have special education needs

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News from AASE

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Call for survey participants – Current practice and future needs of professionals involved in evaluating wellbeing and identifying mental health problems in young people with complex communication needs

University of Melbourne Ethics Approval #25734 Do you work with young people, aged 10-24, who have complex communication needs (CCN), who don’t use speech, or who use augmentative communication? Do you have a role in identifying if a young person has low wellbeing or...
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2023 AASE Research Award Criteria and Information Packs Released

The 2023 AASE Research Award Criteria and Information Packs are now released.

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2021 AASE Research Award

2021 AASE Research Award 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,...
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AASE NSW – Sydney University Consortium Disability Research Agenda

AASE NSW is part of a Sydney University consortium charged with developing the next national disability research agenda. Information about this can be found at the link below. As this project develops AASE NSW will keep members informed and invite participation as...

AASE Events

AASE Queensland presents: Evidence based practice for students impacted by trauma (Online)

Simone is deeply passionate about supporting children with complex trauma and has
completed her doctorate research investigating the barriers and enablers for mainstream classroom teachers to
engage with professional development and trauma informed classroom pedagogy. She has had a varied career
working with children and young people in school, residential facilities, complex care settings and out-of-home care
with foster and kinship carers. Simone has worked as a team leader, program coordinator, and program manager in
child protection and currently runs her own consultancy business supporting children with complex trauma, their
families, and communities.

AASE Patron – Chris Varney

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Chris is a passionate and dedicated ambassador for people on the Autism Spectrum. Click here to read more about his efforts towards a better life for people on the Autism Spectrum. 

AASE Chapters

Each Australian state and territory has its own AASE chapter

Choose one of the links below to find out more about the local chapter, read their latest news, meet their executive, and find out when they meet.

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Australian Capital Territory

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New South Wales

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Northern Territory

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South Australia

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Western Australia