With the right support, all schools can be ‘special’ and inclusive

It’s a choice that parents of a child with disability should not have to make. Should they prioritise education outcomes or the necessary disability support at school?

If you asked me at the time, I would have gladly skipped school and played video games instead. And yet, I did learn. I learnt how to spell, write, to do maths, languages, chemistry and drama. More importantly, I learnt soft skills. I made friends, navigated social cliques, traded lunchbox snacks, was teased, teased others, took risks and learnt from them, avoided girls then later discovered they weren’t so bad after all.

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Topics:
Accessibility, Access, Inclusion, Education, Training, Early Intervention

Author:
Carl Thompson

Source:
SMH

Date published:
Mon 9th May, 2022