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Parents of children with learning disability fear reactions


Almost two-thirds of parents of children with a learning disability say that they have missed a social engagement because of fear about what the public reaction to their child will be, a survey has found. Also, 70% of parents of children with a learning disability have felt unwelcome in public and a fifth have been asked to leave a public space due to their child’s behaviour, heightening their sense of isolation.

[Haroon Siddique - The Guardian, 30 November 2016.]


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