As the school year is about to begin across Australia, some students are settling into life in a new state so they can access education opportunities not available to them at home.
- Disability advocates say it’s not uncommon for families to move interstate for education opportunities
- Speech and Language Development Australia runs a school in Brisbane specifically for children with a language disorder
- SLDA is expanding and hopes to run outreach programs in other states to meet the “huge” demand for services
Victorian mother Elizabeth Ellis has moved to Brisbane with her 9-year-old son Murray who has speech apraxia.
Ms Ellis said Murray had been communicating using Auslan for several years and multiple specialists said he needed…