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‘No open door’ for disabled

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‘No open door’ for disabled

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BARBADOS NEEDS to get more of its children with disabilities in school.
This point was made by acting director of the National Disabilities Unit, Lloyd Springer, addressing a meeting of the Autism Association of Barbados (AAB) at the Barbados Workers’ Union complex in Harmony Hall, St Michael.
Springer said the percentage of such children had grown in the overall category of youths not enrolled in schools. “Of the five per cent of children not enrolled in school, 40 per cent are children with disabilities,” he pointed out Wednesday night.
At the meeting members of the AAB said children were excluded from public schools if they were not potty-trained and could also find themselves put out of classes if their behaviour did not conform.