Our governance structure

The Autism Hub and Reading Centre is part of the Queensland Government Department of Education and Training (DET).

A governance committee comprising of senior officers from DET and key external stakeholders oversees the strategic direction of the Autism Hub and Reading Centre. Two advisory groups provide expert advice to the governance committee.

The purpose, values and strategic priorities are highlighted in the Strategic Plan 2016-2017 (PDF, 706KB).

The 2016 Report Card (PDF, 717KB) highlights our achievements, key learnings and future priorities.

Autism Hub Advisory Group

The Autism Hub Advisory Group provides strategic advice to the Autism Hub on operational policies, strategies and initiatives that:

  • builds workforce capability and leadership in Queensland schools to meet the diverse needs of students with autism spectrum disorders and improve their education outcomes
  • delivers cohesive services of support for students with autism, families and schools in Queensland, in partnership with external associations and organisations to provide a world-class education system
  • promotes evidence-based and research-validated practices relating to support for students with autism to engage in learning.

Autism Hub Advisory Group members include Department of Education and Training leaders, representatives of universities, Autism Cooperative Research Centre, Queensland Health, AEIOU Foundation and Autism Queensland.

Reading Centre Advisory Group

The Reading Centre Advisory Group includes representatives of education in Queensland. These include state, independent and Catholic schools, as well as some of the centre's partners: SPELD, State Library of Queensland and universities.

The group provides guidance on operational policies, strategies and initiatives and:

  • identifies evidence-based and research-validated practices related to teaching reading and targeting learning differences such as dyslexia
  • builds the workforce capability of teachers and school leaders to implement effective reading practices
  • builds the capability of parents and caregivers to best support readers
  • works with schools and parents to promote a passion for reading among all Queensland school students.
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Last reviewed 16 June 2017
Last updated 16 June 2017