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BBC – Parent fights ‘segregation’ school in Crystal Palace

November 23, 2010

 

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I can’t tell you how upset I am to hear of this case. My friends and I faced similar situations when we tried to get into mainstream schools, but that was in the 1990s. Now that the Disability Discrimination Act exists, we really hoped that something like this would never happen again. Unfortunately, it seems, we’ve been very wrong.

When will this end? What will it take? How many loving parents and intelligent disabled children will have to suffer before schools realise how wrong they are?

This post is part of the Inclusion Rules! Debate at Same Difference.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Stacey Riley permalink
    November 23, 2010 6:37 pm

    I could be wrong but I don’t think my mum struggled to get me into mainstream school and that would be 1986 onwards. She did of course have to fight to get me the appropriate support, but not actually to get me in the actual school.

    I’ve just checked with mum and she said that was one thing she didn’t have to fight for!

  2. samedifference1 permalink*
    November 23, 2010 7:46 pm

    Stacey- what a fantastic school you went to! I’m so happy to hear your story. Unfortunately, it’s unusual.

    • Stacey Riley permalink
      November 23, 2010 7:49 pm

      Well had no trouble in any of them. I went to three mainstream schools, one infant, one primary, and one secondary school.

  3. samedifference1 permalink*
    November 23, 2010 7:52 pm

    Great! I wish all intelligent DisAbled children could say the same. But then we wouldn’t have anything to blog about…

    • Stacey Riley permalink
      November 23, 2010 7:54 pm

      Ha! Mum and I have plenty of stories about trying to get the correct support for me!

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