A note from Kierran:
Over the last 30 years, steps have been made towards breaking down perceptions around children with disabilities and special educational needs. However, more can be done. I recently heard a story about a young girl who had gone through our education system without a single friend. The school had kept her in a room at break and lunch time to prevent her being bullied.
The Multi Schools Council wants to change these perceptions by hosting child led events that integrate both special schools and mainstream schools. By building these links and connections, children become educated about the differences we all have, rather than it becoming the topic in the room that nobody wants to talk about.
You can join us! As a school by joining the Council, as a parent by spreading the word and by being a human and accepting that we all have our differences but we all still have a smile.