School non-attendance in students with intellectual disability

  • Melvin, Glenn (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Gray, Kylie (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Tonge, Bruce (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hastings, Richard P. (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Heyne, David (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Totsika, Vasiliki (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

School non-attendance is a major societal problem and a current national and international priority. Children and adolescents with intellectual disability face significant inequalities and challenges, including participation in education. School outcomes are impacted by high rates of school non-attendance. This project therefore aims to address a major gap in knowledge - understanding of types and rates of school non-attendance problems in school students with intellectual disability and the factors that influence non-attendance. Improved understanding of the pathways to non-attendance will facilitate the development of specific interventions to provide much needed improvements in attendance in this disadvantaged group.
Effective start/end date1/01/1630/06/20


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$388,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$20,440.00
  • Monash University
  • University of Warwick
  • Universiteit Leiden (Leiden University)