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Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Kingsdene students visit Parliament

Return of the forgotten children
Mark Wetherall,

Sydney Morning Herald, November 24, 2009

Just getting the six children from Sydney's Kingsdene School to question time in Canberra was a triumph over chaos.

They had come to Parliament House to make a case for the special treatment which the Government had refused to maintain.

The children are profoundly disabled. Shepherded by parents, siblings and helpers, they whooped and rambled their way through the corridors of power.

''Some of the kids behaved in ways that would emphasise the need for Kingsdene,'' said one parent, Mary Lou Carter, whose son, Nicholas, she says has developed extraordinarily well because of the school.

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