• Inclusive Education

ABLEWA and Teaching Students with High Support/Complex Needs

PL # 12537.


Starting on 26 May 2020
Cancellation permitted until 19/05/2020

Event registrations closed on 19/05/2020


ABLEWA (Abilities Based Learning Education, Western Australia) uses curriculum materials and the ABLES assessment tool to support teachers in decision making around assessing student ‘readiness to learn’ and planning for content where a modified curriculum is assessed as being appropriate, for a student with a significant intellectual disability and/or complex high support needs.

ABLEWA Stages A – D curriculum materials may provide students with a significant intellectual disability, access to content that supports their progress towards the learning prescribed at Pre-primary level in the WA Outline. ABLEWA, if deemed appropriate, may be used as a modified curriculum as part of an Individual Education Plan or can be used in conjunction with content from the WA Outline as part of meeting the needs of students in all settings who require a significantly modified program due to complex needs.

This PL session will familiarise teachers with the ABLES assessment tool in determining suitability for individual students and will explore the ABLEWA Stages A-D curriculum materials, online professional learning course and the ABLEWA resources available. Teachers will also have an opportunity to share in inclusive, best practice strategies for teaching students with high support needs in their classrooms.




Tania Wray (AISWA Staff)

Inclusive Education Consultant

Tania Wray is an Inclusive Education Consultant at AISWA and currently supports schools with consultancy and high quality professional learning in the areas of Inclusive Education, Child Protection, diversity/differentiation, disability legislation and special education. Tania has extensive teaching and leadership experience in Early Childhood Intervention and Primary settings across mainstream and special educational schools. This includes past specialist team leadership and consultancy support to WA schools for students with Sensory Impairments (Vision/DeafBlind/Hearing). Tania is a Qualified Specialist Teacher (Vision Impairment), the current South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI) Councillor in WA and an accomplished national / South Pacific conference speaker. She holds qualifications in Primary Teaching, Early Intervention and Sensory Disabilities and is currently studying Statutory Child Protection.


Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 13:00
Finishes: 15:00


AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)
Suite 5, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017


Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Inclusive Education

School Area

  • Preschool (PK-K)
  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Primary (P-6)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Senior Secondary (11 - 12)

Event Contact

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