Sebastian Bianco Lynn: Support is a Barrier
Here Sebastian describes his support staff being a barrier to friendships.
TranscriptWhether it be at college or at the high school, many people that I knew have turned around to me since and said, 'oh, we didn’t feel we could get near you, not because of your physical impairment or your difference, but because you were sat next to your amanuenses who was a member of staff who we thought they were quite authoritarian, so we didn’t want to get near them, just in case they sort of reported us or whatever'.
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Control and Divide
Here Simone talks about her Head Teacher creating obstacles to friendship.
Here Michelle describes the impact of being split into small impairment specific groups, in what was already a small school.
Here Mark describes having to eat on separate ‘Diet Tables’