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Discrimination Against Disabled Pupils

Every day parents of disabled children are choosing to place them in mainstream schools instead of special schools. Studies have shown that pupils with identified difficulties or disabilities can make significant gains in reading and language in inclusive schools. But what happens when the mainstream school doesn’t want the child? What happens when the school […]

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London Austerity Protests

On Saturday 21 September I was standing side-by-side with other disabled people protesting against government austerity measures and what I consider to be unfair cuts to services. I attended on behalf of an organisation called Young People For Inclusion (YPFI), which is a project that helps young people with disabilities, including some that are directly […]

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Work To Be Done

It’s no secret that young people are suffering from unemployment. According to recent research by the Prince’s Trust, almost a million young people across the UK are struggling to find a job while 40% of jobless young people have faced symptoms of mental illness as a result of being out of work. Despite the UK […]

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Voting: None Of The Above

NOTA, an abbreviation of None Of The Above, is a campaign from 38 Degrees that demands the option of ‘None of the above’ to be added to ballot papers in the UK. This is different from abstaining from voting; rather it is a registration of ‘no confidence’ in any of the current political parties. Abstaining […]

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Domestic Violence Happens Online

Domestic violence. It is happening all the time and in every country all over the world. It’s a common misconception that domestic violence is physical, like punching, kicking and slapping, that happens in the home. Even some dictionaries describe it as such. However, domestic violence exists outside of these parameters. Emotional violence, like verbal attacks […]

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