Premier Opens Autism Hub And Reading Centre

Premier Opens Autism Hub And Reading Centre

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Queensland Minister for Education Kate Jones

New Qld Autism Hub And Reading Centre Officially Opened

Victor P Taffa

A new education centre officially opened in Woolloongabba today will help students with autism and reading difficulties reach their full potential.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk joined Education Minister Kate Jones to open the new $2 Million Autism Hub and Reading Centre.

“The Autism Hub aims to improve educational outcomes for students with autism by providing links with parents, schools and the community and helping them access services.” Premier Palaszczuk said.

“It will ensure support for these students is streamlined, coordinated and responsive to individual needs.”

“The hub will give evidence-based support and advice to help state and non-state schools engage and retain students with autism so they are academically and socially successful.”

“It will also work with universities and community organisations to hold workshops for parents, involving professionals with expertise in a range of specialist areas including managing complex and challenging behaviours.” Premier Palaszczuk said.

Minister Jones said Autism Hub staff would work with autism coaches in each Education region to coordinate specialist support and advice.

“Our teachers are dedicated professionals and they deserve to be supported in delivering an inclusive, world-class education for all students.” Minister Jones said.

“The new Autism Hub and Reading Centre is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Advancing education: an action plan for education in Queensland.”

“The Reading Centre provides specialist advice to educators and parents on how to teach reading and support readers, including strategies for students with reading difficulties.”

QLD Minister for Education Kate Jones

QLD Minister for Education Kate Jones









“This support includes providing online and face-to-face professional programs for teachers and parents.” Minister Jones said.

“The centre will inspire, encourage and teach young Queenslanders to read, including developing strategies for students who have reading difficulties such as dyslexia.”

“This government is committed to address potential barriers to learning to ensure students develop as positive and confident learners in a safe, supportive and connected environment.” Minister Jones said.