Education

News and opinion on education for people with disability.

Disability disclosure: It’s a personal decision

Should you disclose your disability when applying for something? Factors to consider and timing of disclosure considered.

Parents furious to find out children were put in small, dark...

Unfortunately here is an example of restraint and isolation being used in New Zealand to "educate" autistic children.

Suicides at record level among UK students

To help students in need, more personalised forms of support are required – that acknowledge past traumas and distressed states – to address key sources of stress.

Universities Must Do Far More To Help Students With Disabilities

Universities still have many accessibility and equality problems and students with disabilities must fit in as best they can rather than necessarily have all their access needs taken care of.

“He ain’t special, he’s my brother” – Time to ditch the...

It is time we stopped describing disabled people as "special" and stopped calling their reasonable adjustment needs as "special needs" - it is offensive.

Disabled students forced to choose between food and equipment

Thousands of disabled students are being forced to choose between having food to eat or having the equipment they need to study, because a new government rule means they must pay £200 towards the cost of computers they need for disability-related reasons.

Galway family develop language learning programme for children with autism

Details of new software to help children with autism develop their language and communication skills.

The School for Social Entrepreneurs Australia to close its doors

Some very sad news that the School For Social Enterprise Australia is closing down. We are personally benefitting from the SSE and the Macquarie Kickstarter program.

TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: Backing for national demo on SEND cuts

The government was making “brutal cuts” to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) funding. The cuts would have a “significant adverse effect” on the education and job prospects of disabled children.

Children With Disabilities Are Being Excluded From Education

Governments in Australia, NZ and the UK are failing children with disabilities by not providing necessary learning support.

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