Submission to the Victorian Government’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact of remote learning on families of students with disability in Victoria

Manjula Manjula, Fleur Smith, Lana Logam, Catherine Smith, Alexandra Devine, Lisa Gibbs, Matthew Harrison

The University of Melbourne | Published : 2020


This submission forwards the case that more systematic responses and supports are required for families, carers and students with disability. The findings of this submission are informed by the first stage of a longitudinal qualitative study analysing the real time experiences of families of students with disability during the COVID-19 response in Victoria. 12 families of students with disability from 9 local government areas across metropolitan Melbourne are represented with semi-structured interviews with 12 parents and 8 students. The students in the study were enrolled in primary and secondary mainstream or specialist schools at baseline between May and June 2020 during Term 2. Analysis ..

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