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School transport and disability: a journey strewn with pitfalls

NOTathan * is 15 years old. He suffers from mental retardation, is in special education and, every morning, it’s the same story. He wakes up at 6:30 a.m. Eyes narrowed with fatigue, he puts on his breakfast. No time to hang around. The school bus that is to take him to school arrives at his home at 7:05 am. It is only an hour later that he will walk through the school door to start classes at 8:50 am. However, his school is located 5.5 km from his house…

On the way back, rebelote. Nathan gets back on the bus at 3:45 p.m. to arrive home at 4:45 p.m. Result of the races: three hours lost. “Even if he doesn’t complain, he comes home exhausted,” his mother tells us. “A 15-year-old“ no problem ”would already have revolted. Nathan is content to suffer. It is nothing but abuse. “

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