The Action Plan addresses key findings of the 2016 Select Committee Inquiry to improve identification and support for children and young people with dyslexia, dyspraxia, and autism.
The Select Committee’s report highlighted the importance of raising teachers’ capability and identifying learning support needs earlier. It also called for an improved range of supports and services for neurodiverse children and young people with moderate needs who may be at risk of disengaging from education, and their parents and whānau.
The Action Plan also reflects the feedback and submissions received from a wide range of New Zealanders as part of the wider Kōrero Mātauranga Education Conversation. Around 1200 people who have a disability or learning support need responded to our online survey about the future of education.