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Disability Representation on School Boards of Trustees.

Here in New Zealand, legislation and the New Zealand School Trustees Association, (“NZSTA”) both encourage school boards of trustees to be representative of their community. Specifically, they advise that when a school board is seeking to co-opt or appoint new … Continue reading

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Low Decile Paradise?

Private, public, mainstream, special, high decile, low decile: Between my son’s and my own education, I’ve seen all these types of schools in action. I attended a private school, then high decile public schools. My son attended a mid-decile Special … Continue reading

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The Burning Question

It took us months as parents, to decide where to send our autistic son for his schooling. Homeschool, mainstream school, special-needs school, or a satellite class. After much research, and multiple visits to the various schools, we made our decision; … Continue reading

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Socialization as a reason to mainstream special needs children

(An introductory point on language through-out this post: I will refer mostly to autistic children as my example of a special needs child, since I am most familiar with autism. But most of my comments will apply equally well to … Continue reading

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