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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 special education in Australia, including special 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 September 2021 InSpEd Insights newsletter.

Meet our InSpEd Members

Philippa Wong
Certified Special Educator

After completing a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood, Philippa worked for Lifestart Early Intervention service. Enjoying the variety and challenge in the role and learning many strategies from the transdisciplinary team, she enrolled at Macquarie University where she completed her Graduate Diploma in Special Education. Whilst studying at Macquarie, Philippa completed her swimming teacher qualifications in both ‘Swimming and Water Safety’ and ‘Access and Inclusion’, and built up an inclusive learn-to-swim program at Sydney Olympic Park. Hoping to inspire a passion for teaching people with disability to be safer in the water, Philippa furthered her skill set by completing a training and assessment qualification, which allowed her to delivery competency-based training to new learn-to-swim instructors.

Thank you to our Supporters

STaR Association, InSpEd Sponsors
Ants in the Apple, InSpEd Sponsors
InSpEd Supporters, Banter Group
PECAS, InSpEd Supporter