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Canberratimes.com.au: Watchdog looking into fenced-off classroom used to isolate teen

Canberratimes.com.au: Watchdog looking into fenced-off classroom used to isolate teen

Her office has been contacted for comment.

People with Disabilities ACT director Robert Altamore blasted the facility as unacceptable in any school system, especially in a territory that prided itself on being a human rights jurisdiction.

“It seems we have learned nothing from the [2015 autism cage] incident in

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Canberratimes.com.au: Minister defends fenced-off classroom for boy with autism

Canberratimes.com.au: Minister defends fenced-off classroom for boy with autism

“Our schools avoid restrictive practices wherever possible,” she said.

“I have been assured that appropriate steps have been taken at all times and the school has rightly made safety and wellbeing the top priority.”

Photos of the new facility provided by the ACT education directorate on Friday.

Photo:

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Canberratimes.com.au: 'Like a jail sentence': Teen with autism faces isolation in locked classroom

Canberratimes.com.au: 'Like a jail sentence': Teen with autism faces isolation in locked classroom

The school, which has stated its commitment to supporting Abdul’s education, told the family this was the only way to ensure his safety and the safety of their staff.

A directorate spokesman said the government was committed to meeting the needs of all students, acknowledging that some may present with

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Canberratimes.com.au: Autism service providers in the dark on potential NDIS shake up

Canberratimes.com.au: Autism service providers in the dark on potential NDIS shake up

“We ‘re the main autism centre for the region,” Ms Rowland said.

“We have 2000 people in our [autism centre’s] client database.”

Canberra father John Donovan, who himself has autism, cares for his two sons, Cameron, 16 and Nicholas, 20, who also have autism.

People with autism wouldn’t be

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Canberratimes.com.au: NRL: The Canberra Raiders are once again 'the bad and mean Green Machine'

Canberratimes.com.au: NRL: The Canberra Raiders are once again 'the bad and mean Green Machine'

They’re bad and mean, the Green Machine. They hit ’em hard, so they see green. They’re big and strong, they’re fast and mean.

That’s why they’re called the Green Machine.

The Raiders are bad and mean again. Photo: AAP

When Jarrod Croker leads the Canberra Raiders onto the field in

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Canberratimes.com.au: Chisholm mum pleads with Education Directorate for special needs transport

Canberratimes.com.au: Chisholm mum pleads with Education Directorate for special needs transport

Duffy Primary was the best fit for Allan Liang. Autism Spectrum Australia felt it, and so did his mum, Nancy Ju.

It’s a 20-minute drive from their Chisholm home but Allan, now nine, is thriving in Duffy’s learning support unit. He’s made great progress. But Ms Ju is desperate for help in

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Canberratimes.com.au: Woden Coles first ACT supermarket to introduce 'Quiet Hour'

Canberratimes.com.au: Woden Coles first ACT supermarket to introduce 'Quiet Hour'

Woden Westfield Coles will become the first supermarket in the ACT to launch a Quiet Hour initiative, following a successful trial in other stores across the country.

The initiative, which involves creating a low-sensory  environment in the normally busy supermarket to help people on the autism spectrum, will launch on December

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Canberratimes.com.au: Robot helps teach children on autism spectrum in Chisholm

Canberratimes.com.au: Robot helps teach children on autism spectrum in Chisholm

At Caroline Chisholm School, there’s a new teacher in town, Leo the robot.

Six programmers undergoing a work placement at DXC Technologies, an IT company, have programmed the robot to help engage with children on the autism spectrum at the school’s junior campus.

Connor Costanzo and Christopher Goddard with Leo the robot

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Canberratimes.com.au: Vaccination skeptics hold secret screening of 'Vaxxed'

Canberratimes.com.au: Vaccination skeptics hold secret screening of 'Vaxxed'

The Australian Vaccination Skeptics Network is planning a screening of the controversial film Vaxxed at a secret location in Canberra this month.

The documentary film is directed by Andrew Wakefield, a former doctor whose debunked study was central to the anti-vaccination movement.

Movie Vaxxed. From cover up to catastrophe. Showing

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Canberratimes.com.au: Canberra Raiders coach and autism ambassador Ricky Stuart calls on Pauline Hanson to be part of solution

Canberratimes.com.au: Canberra Raiders coach and autism ambassador Ricky Stuart calls on Pauline Hanson to be part of solution

Now Pauline Hanson has brought autism and education into the spotlight, Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart wants the One Nation leader to follow through and be part of the solution.

The founder of the Ricky Stuart Foundation is happy to sit down with Senator Hanson to find a way to keep

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