Thursday, May 14, 2015



Is "special needs" now a bad expression?

Police launched a 'disability hate crime' investigation after a headteacher said one of her pupils had 'special needs'.

Janet Felkin, who runs Blatchington Mill School in Hove, East Sussex, had to fight the discrimination claims after a parent complained that the autistic student would find the term offensive.

After six months of having the probe hanging over her, while the local council and the Department of Education got involved, she has now been found to have no case to answer.

The term 'special needs' is believed to have been used at a governors' meeting and in the meeting's minutes, which were later taken down from the school's website.

A parent-governor complained that the 'highly intelligent' student, who falls under the autistic spectrum, would be offended by the description.

But after no action was taken against her this week, Mrs Felkin branded the complaints 'vexatious'.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Only one letter difference between autistic and artistic and sometimes I have to ask where do you draw the line?

Anonymous said...

Well you cannot call the autistic because that is privileged information so she took the next general class which is indeed "special needs" which is schoolspeak for all that require additional service from mobility to learning issues. This is as asinine as them calling racism for saying that a student is black or Asian.

MDH

Bird of Paradise said...

How come it seems that mentaly retarded.Handi-capped are more intellegent then all those b dumb as sticks buricrats

Anonymous said...

MDH 2:46

In today's world it is racist to describe a suspect as black or Asian and any lefty media will refuse to use that description. If they are Caucasian then that will be stated. Bloody hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

It is my understanding that autistic students need special treatment.

Alpha Skua said...

A investigation into the hate speech from NBPP,NATION of ISLAM,RAINBOW/PUSH,AL SHARPTONJESSIE JACKSON and SPIKE LEE