About us

The Autism Hub and Reading Centre initiatives were announced in October 2015 as part of Department of Education and Training’s Advancing education: an action plan for education in Queensland. The Autism Hub and Reading Centre are separate services co-located at Woolloongabba in Brisbane. Both services support the needs of school leaders, teachers, parents and caregivers through a state-wide, cross-sector advisory model. The Autism Hub builds the capability and confidence of school leaders, teachers and parents to improve the engagement and educational achievement of students with autism. The Reading Centre provides specialist advice to educators and parents on how to teach reading and support readers, including strategies for students with dyslexia. 

Autism Hub

The Autism Hub provides evidence-based information, support and advice to assist schools to actively include, retain and engage students with autism.

We have established strong partnerships with a range of key stakeholders to ensure innovative and cohesive delivery of services for students with autism and their families across Queensland, including Autism Queensland.

These strong connections enable us to support students, their families and educators to navigate and access the wide range of dedicated autism support services and programs offered by the Queensland Government and non-government agencies.

The Autism Hub seeks opportunities to enhance service provision for students, teachers and families. Examples of some of our innovative projects in development include a Men’s Shed with a special interest group for male family members of children with autism, and a school mentoring program for adolescents through the I CAN Network.

We provide information and deliver professional learning that supports educators to include, retain and engage students with autism and empower parents to partner with schools in their child's education.

Reading Centre

The Reading Centre champions reading as an essential life skill.

We provide specialist advice to educators and parents on how to teach reading and support readers, including strategies for students with dyslexia.

We also:

  • build the capability of teachers and school leaders in teaching reading
  • encourage parents to promote and support reading at home
  • offer access to the wide range of research, reports and practice guides available on teaching, encouraging and supporting reading.

 

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Last reviewed 21 April 2017
Last updated 21 April 2017