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School Putting Autistic Children in Fenced Enclosure

March 12th, 2010 03:39 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

In an attempt to deal with autistic children who “have no sense of boundaries and do not respond to staff asking them to stop,” a Sydney primary school has created pens which hold the disabled children during play time. As you might expect, parents have expressed outrage that their kids are forced to stand inside a fenced enclosure that has one tree, a bench and a dirt floor. The Department of Education said in a statement: “The school is located on a busy road. Without this area, the students may leave the school grounds and could potentially be injured. Some of these children have no sense of boundaries and do not respond to staff asking them to stop. Once the school is satisfied a student will listen to directions from staff members and is also aware of playground boundaries, the child can use the playground.”

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