Which Century are We in ?

http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/parenting/parents-now-less-tolerant-of-disabled-children-in-same-class-2995101.html

Really, REALLY need more time to write my feelings down about this – ok rant about this. Remind me again- which century are we in? Parents don’t like children with a child with an intellectual disability or autism in their class…. yep come across that. I know some parents think that all children with any disability should be in a special school … so Victorian attitudes to institutionalisation still prevail? No surprise there then. Oh and just for the record, although my son deserves a mainstream education, and I am lucky as we have found a great school for him… if I did want my son to attend a ‘Special school’ ….. there is one in my area ( Kirklees – population approx. 409,000…. just a bit smaller than Liverpool) and there are 6 places and it is a C of E school, so religion plays a big part in the selection procedure.The bottom line is… he wouldn’t get a place and nor would 100’s of other kids on the spectrum. So, looks like that notion of Tolerance really needs some work as ‘ Plan B’ – but let’s face it, it should have been ‘ Plan A’ all along.

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N.B. the title of this blog comes from my son’s very literal understanding of ‘ magic carpet ride’ ….. he believes this to be a ‘car pit’ ( as in ‘ sand pit’) and demonstrates this with a plastic lid and toy car. The magic comes in when the toy car is covered with the lid and it disappears!

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