Daily Mail: BBC producer who suffers from bipolar disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, dyslexia and dyspraxia is suing after she was fired because of ‘behavioural issues’, tribunal hears (Asperger Syndrome, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia)
May 14, 2014
A sacked BBC producer who says she applied to the corporation on a scheme for the disabled is suing for disability discrimination after bosses claimed they were unaware of her mental health issues.
Jayne Lutwyche took on the role of online producer in the BBC’s religion and ethics department in 2012.
The 29-year-old, who suffers from bipolar disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia and nerve damage, insists she told bosses about her disabilities before she started.
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April 11, 2014
Children with learning difficulties could slip through the cracks due to a shortage of specialists assessing and assisting them.
The demand for help for Kiwi children struggling with learning disabilities is increasing, with service providers reporting long waiting lists of children that need to be seen.
The New Zealand Dyslexia Foundation estimates one in 10 New Zealanders experience a learning difficulty, with more than 70,000 schoolchildren affected.
The small number of specialists who assess and diagnose learning difficulties have reported a growing workload, which education psychologists say is a concern.
Learning Disabilities Association of New Zealand has two registered assessors in Palmerston North with waiting lists three months long.
President Bill Glassey, who is based in the city, said he would assess one or two children a week – many of them referred by schools – for learning difficulties, such as ADHD, dyslexia or apraxia.
Read the full article here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/9930188/Long-waits-for-extra-tutoring
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Croydon Advertiser: Dad of dyslexic schoolgirl calls on Michael Gove to rule Croydon’s special needs policy ‘illegal’
April 25, 2014
The father of a severely dyslexic schoolgirl has called on Education Secretary Michael Gove to compel the council to change its “unlawful” policy towards children with special educational needs.
For a child to receive specialist support, parents must show they require “significant assistance” in at least five of eight areas – only one of which is education.