5 Sep 2016

Disabled kids and the uphill battle for education

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 5 September 2016
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A new report into the schooling of children with disabilities finds myriad barriers, including exclusion, bullying, poor teaching and funding.

The report, by the community law centre Youth Law Aotearoa, finds that there is no clear system to determine the needs of students with disabilities.

Kathryn Ryan speaks with the report's author, Youth Law solicitor Kenton Starr and Kelly Dugan, CEO of SmileDial, the registered charity supporting families of special needs children.