Tag: education

DRILL: funding the future of disability studies

DRILL: funding the future of disability studies

A new initiative for funding academic research seeks to tap directly into the lives and experiences of disabled people, says Ruth Patrick. Members of the disabled people’s movement have long campaigned under the banner of ‘nothing about us without us’. This powerful and simple slogan speaks to disabled people’s desire for self-determination and for a … Continue reading DRILL: funding the future of disability studies

Inclusive education, Access to Work, Paralympians

Paul Carter and Annie Makoff discuss whether changes to the special educational needs system will promote inclusion for disabled learners and they discuss disabled people's frustrations with the Access to Work scheme. They are joined by the Alliance for Inclusive Education's director Tara Flood, the deaf campaigner from Stop Changes to Access to Work Penny … Continue reading Inclusive education, Access to Work, Paralympians

Tic talk, British values and disabled students allowance

Presenters Paul Carter and Victoria Wright. Guests Jessica Thom, Graham Kelly and Hannah Paterson with conversation on disability. Jessica Thom talks about life with Tourettes and her new show Back Stage in Biscuit Land for the Edinburgh Fringe. Disability Officer Hannah Paterson from the National Union of Students raises students' concerns on changes to funding for disabled … Continue reading Tic talk, British values and disabled students allowance

The great escape and the old school

Paul Carter and Victoria Wright discuss the independent living movement and disabled people's experiences of school. They also hear from the activist Kaliya Franklin who has published a report suggesting that the government has imposed targets for the number of people found fit for work under the work capability assessment. They are joined by John … Continue reading The great escape and the old school

Lesson in government’s own history

Lesson in government’s own history

As the Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE) marks and celebrates 30 years of reform, Simone Aspis says the Government needs to remember the part it has played in history. Just 40 years ago, many disabled children were considered as “uneducable”, and “unsuitable for education at school”. Some 32,000 disabled children attending junior training centres, special … Continue reading Lesson in government’s own history