Education ‘failing’ disabled young people

Stock image.
Education ‘failing’ disabled young people
Stock image.

ALMOST half of disabled children and young people in Australia have been excluded from school events or activities in the past year, new research shows.

The Children and Young People with Disability Australia organisation said its findings show young people with disabilities are being failed by the education system, and called for special schools and separate classrooms to be phased out.

The survey of 505 disabled young people, their families and carers also showed 21.3 per cent of young people had been restrained or secluded.