UN Convention on the Rights of People With Disabilities

ARTICLE 22

Respect for privacy

  1. No person with disabilities, regardless of place of residence or living arrangements, shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, home or correspondence or other types of communication or to unlawful attacks on his or her honour and reputation. Persons with disabilities have the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
  2. States Parties shall protect the privacy of personal, health and rehabilitation information of persons with disabilities on an equal basis with others.

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When parents fail to report the school’s abuse

When parents fail to report the school’s abuse

Either the classroom is wrong for the child, or the child is too ill to be in the classroom. If we’re medicating children, it should be to treat the illness for which they’re being kept home or in hospital. We shouldn’t be medicating children for the convenience of the school.

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The first big difficult step

The first big difficult step

The first big difficult step is to forgive yourself for the mess of the day.

The next difficult step is to face everything that happened and to extract a few lessons from it.

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