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Archive for July, 2012

Choice!

David Matthews returns to discuss parental choice in education and the need for equality of resources between special and mainstream education.   The current swirl of letters, articles and media comments around the possible closing of residential schools, and other special education issues, has once again raised the notion of “parent choice”. Some people argue ...

“It’s a zimmer frame” mobility aids and community reaction

LAC Chair, Allyson Hamblett, talks about her experiences using a mobility aid and the reaction from the community to it. LACs are advisory committees that help provide governance for our regions. We live in a society where people have different abilities, strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes people need equipment to help them get around the community. While, this ...

Controversy and residential special schools

Policy and Information leader, Jonathan Tautari returns to discuss the recent proposed residential special schools changes and the controversy they have caused. The government is proposing to replace some residential special schools with intensive behaviour support services in a child’s local schools and home. The proposals have caused controversy. Some staff members at these schools and ...

Tough talk on mobility parking

Sara Georgeson talks about the importance of mobility parking. CCS Disability Action issued over 26,000 mobility parking permits in the last year, a significant chunk of our total population. Given the numbers it’s not surprising that abuse of mobility parking is an issue that attracts heated public debate. Regular surveys of local papers across New ...