Choice in education
CCS Disability Action has recently released a report "Families Choices: Choosing Schools for Disabled Children" that suggests the choice of education for disabled children may in fact be an "illusion" for some parents.
Families that have applied for ORS (Ongoing Resource Scheme) said that they found the enrollment process emotionally stressful, time-consuming, financially draining and impacted negatively on siblings.
Many parents had to enrol their children in distant schools. The report also looks at significant barriers disabled children face in their education.
Morning Report on Radio New Zealand National featured an interview with parents and the Ministry of Education's response to the report.
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