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is enough being done to put the equality act 2010 - disability discrimination into practice?
My youngest daughter aged 25 was recently diagnosed with dyslexia, visual stress syndrome and dyscalculia. It was quite a shock and thinking about all those parent teacher meeting comments - easily distracted, lack concentration now make sense - but I feel guilty I didn't pick up on it earlier. My youngest son has cognitive learning disabilities, speech and language problems and my husband has arthritis and is now virtually housebound. Coming into the world of disabilities late in life I am astounded at some so called professional peoples insensitive comments and actions toward people/children with disabilities.I would expect better recognition of educational inclusion in mainstream schools, more informed social workers and health professionals. We are living in the 21st century and people attitudes still haven't significantly changed for disabled people. Does the law really offer protection and a chance of a better life?