Why closing special schools is such a complex topic important to so many families

When Maree MacDermid drives her son Joseph to school in the morning, it’s “like dropping him off to family”.

“Every staff member in this school knows Joseph. They know how he communicates. They know his challenges,” she said.

Joseph, 16, lives with severe intellectual disability, hearing and vision impairment, and has attended St Lucy’s special school in Sydney’s north since he was six.

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Date published:
Wed 25th Oct, 2023