19 Dec 2017

Fears some schools still locking up autistic students

From Morning Report, 8:46 am on 19 December 2017

Advocates for autistic children fear some schools may still be using seclusion rooms despite them being outlawed earlier this year. Miramar Central School in Wellington has been told to apologise and pay three thousand dollars to the parents of an 11 year old boy who was locked in a a room multiple times as punishment. The Chief Ombudman, Peter Boshier found the school acted unreasonably and oppressively.