VICTORIA WHITE: Struggling to learn lessons from tales of special needs in schools

On Tuesday morning I posted on the closed Facebook page of a group which offers sports and activities to children with autism asking parents whose kids had been forced onto reduced school hours to contact me.

By mid-afternoon I had been contacted six times.

The stories I heard were shocking.

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