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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 September 2023 InSpEd Insights newsletter.

Meet our InSpEd Members

Rachel Gilmour
Certified Special Educator

Rachel Gilmour grew up in rural NSW and from a young age had a passion for working with children. She graduated with a Bachelor of Primary Education from Sydney University in 2007 and went on to spend the first three years of her career working as a classroom teacher in Narrandera, NSW.

Read the full profile here

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