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Improving the quality of specialist support for individuals with disability

Promoting evidence-based practice in special education

Sharing research-based practice with educators and families

Informing government, education systems and the broader community

Institute of Special Educators

The Institute of Special Educators has been established to improve the quality of education for individuals with disabilities and learning difficulties in Australia, including education for infants and young children, children and young adults in school programs, adults in tertiary education, job support programs, post school activity programs and other services designed to improve quality of life.

InSpEd will recognise the approved qualifications and experiences of Special Educators, and ensure that members maintain their professional knowledge and skills through InSpEd endorsed learning.

In addition, InSpEd will support families and all professionals and carers providing services to individuals with disabilities and learning difficulties by offering up-to-date, evidence-based, information on approaches and specific intervention strategies.

InSpEd Insights

Subscribe to our free quarterly newsletter InSpEd Insights to keep up to date with current news in special education and news within the Institute of Special Educators. Click below to read our March 2024 InSpEd Insights newsletter.

Meet our Recipient of our InSpEd Student Award

Each year, we ask the staff of the postgraduate special/inclusive education courses that we have provisionally endorsed to nominate a student for an InSpEd Postgraduate Student Award. Those given an award are sent an award certificate, and are provided with a year’s associate membership of InSpEd as well as being features in an issue of InSpEd Insights.

Janey Jankelson, a postgraduate special/inclusive education student from Sydney University has been awarded an InSpEd Postgraduate student award for 2023. The University of Sydney Special and Inclusive Education Team, who nominated her for the award, described Janey as a high achieving student who completed the MEd (Special and Inclusive Education) at the end of 2023.

Thank you to our Supporters

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