As a Parent, Educator and Practitioner in the field of Inclusive Education, Lorraine has advocated for children and young people with additional needs, to pursue inclusive options in every aspect of education employment, training and community life. She has worked for the last 20+ years raising awareness of the barriers that impede participation and engagement. As Principal Consultant for InclusivED Lorraine has walked the talk on the inclusive education debate. As an Advocate, she strives to support parents to believe in their children and have high expectations for them. As a Teacher and Educator, she aims to bust the ‘one size fits all’ myth that continues to be seen in Education today. Lorraine is currently teaching at RMIT University, and is an Advanced Support Coordinator on the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Board Member for STAR Victoria.
As a Parent, and a qualified Education Support Officer, Aaliyah’s passion, commitment and interest has always been in the field of humanitarian work. She completed a degree in Finance & Banking from RMIT University, working in both the private and public sectors including, but not limited to, Business Operations & Human Resources, Investment Planning and Company Management & Administration. A change in career brought on further study in the field of Education, supporting students with additional needs in mainstream classrooms. Aaliyah has volunteered with various organisations supporting refugees, asylum seekers and children who experience disadvantage. At InclusivED, she is entrusted with the challenging tasks of providing business project support as part of a shared services team and will do her utmost to service participants on the National Disability Insurance Scheme.