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Sydney school under investigation for locking child with autism in ‘sensory room’ – ABC News

An autism awareness advocate calls for schools across the country to ensure they are properly treating children with a disability after revelations a Sydney school…



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An autism awareness advocate is calling on schools across the country to ensure they properly treat children with a disability, after revelations a Sydney school is under investigation for installing locks on rooms for students who misbehave.
Key points:

  • Katerina Ferekos says she alerted the school to locks on the doors of a sensory room
  • The Education Department is investigating Penshurst West Public School over the claims
  • Autism advocates say good practice still has to filter down to schools


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