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Disability News Round Up

Disability News Round Up

Disability News Round Up

Parents ‘struggle’ to find holiday care for learning disabled children

A report from charity Mecap has found that parents of children with learning disabilities are being pushed ‘to breaking point’ by a lack of support during the summer break. The charity reported that access to childcare in the summer holidays was ‘insufficient’ and ‘inflexible’ in many council areas. Read more.

Becoming Disabled

‘Becoming disabled means moving from from isolation to community’. In this powerful essay for the New York Times, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson argues for greater pride in the disabled community. Read more.

Paralympics 2016: Jonnie Peacock insists Rio should be ashamed of funding crisis

In a recent interview, London 2012 gold medal winner Jonnie Peacok accused organisers of the Rio Paralympics of disrespecting disabled athletes as the crisis ­surrounding preparations for the Games continues to intensify. Read more.

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