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(UK) Member Scottish Parliament angry over statistics on schools and autism

Jan 8, 2019, Edinburgh Reporter: Comment – Daniel Johnson [MSP for Edinburgh Southern] debating autism and schools https://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2019/01/comment-daniel-johnson-debating-autism-and-schools/ It’s not often I read a report and I have an emotional reaction, but I would challenge anyone to read the report on autistic children’s experience of the school system in Scotland, co-authored by Children in Scotland, the National Autistic Society Scotland and Scottish Autism, and not feel angry. That report said that 13% of parents of autistic children had had their child formally excluded in the last two years; 28% said that their child had been placed on a part-time timetable; 34% of parents said that their child had been sent home without formal exclusion – that is simply not right and it’s unlawful…. Simply put, The Scottish Government needs to do much, much better.