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The voice of disabled children transitioning to school

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posted on 2023-09-15, 19:51 authored by Kathryn UnderwoodKathryn Underwood, Abneet Atwal

Starting school should be an exciting time for young students and their parents, but for disabled children and their families it is fraught with challenges and anxiety. It shouldn’t be. Disabled children should have access to services that support them and their families through the transition process and ensure their full participation in both early childhood and school programmes. Researchers in Canada, mapping institutional interactions of disabled children and their families over several years, have worked with disabled youth to make recommendations for a more inclusive system.