|Total school students in Australia||4.5 million|
|Total with ASD, ADHD, LD||800,000||18%|
|Total with Deaf and HOH||12,000||0.3%|
|Total English as Second Language / Dialect||600,000||13%|
|Total to benefit directly||1,412,000||31%|
In a 2009 ABS study, 14% of Australian students aged 15 failed to reach the baseline level of reading proficiency; another 20% were functioning at the minimum level.
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