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Right to education for autistic youth

Steve* was excluded from school for behavioural issues. Steve had autism and lived in a residential placement in the care of Child Safety. The doctors’ recommendation to manage his autism were to have consistent and stable routines and environment – that included a stable educational environment.

South West Community Legal Centre lodged an appeal with the Department of Education and the exclusion was overturned.  Steve was able to return to his school and continue learning.

*Not his real name.

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