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South Africa: Government accused of denying education to disabled children

Posted 06/07-10 at 02.37

The Western Cape Forum for Intellectual Disability (WCFID) has gone to court against the national and provincial governments after 10 years of failed negotiations to end the underfunding of education for disabled children. Although the government ...

UK: Disabled child excluded from primary school

Posted 06/05-10 at 20.31

The parents of Josh Pickett, an eight-year-old disabled boy from Tweedsmuir in Scotland, have been told that his primary school could no longer provide for his "special needs". ...

USA: New York City to mainstream more disabled students

Posted 04/05-10 at 11.39

By 2011 all of New York City's 1500 schools will be expected to enrol all but the most severely disabled students. This is being done to bring the city in line with national trend of mainstreaming and also because of the spiralling cost of ‘spec ...

UK: Tory leader accused wanting to segregate disabled children in special schools

Posted 04/05-10 at 11.12

As he left a campaign meeting, David Cameron, the Conservative Party leader, was accused of wanting to block the inclusion of disabled children in mainstream schools by Jonathan Bartley, the father of a disabled child. ...

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