A stigma against autism is “reasonably common” throughout Australian schools, an expert has argued.

A recent Senate inquiry found parents of kids with autism are actively discouraged by some schools from enrolling their child. This occurs across the public, independent and Catholic system, the inquiry heard. Rozanna Lilley, from Macquarie University’s Institute of Early Childhood and mother of a son with autism, said school choice is “severely limited” for a parent whose child has autism.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.educationreview.com.au

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