Girl with Down Syndrome gets & # 39; out of the way & # 39; moved during a dance performance at school and is forced to play alone
- Girl with Down syndrome forced to dance alone for no reason
- Her mother said she danced & # 39; 10 feet & # 39; to the side during the dance recital
- The story was told during the first public hearing of the Royal Commission for the Disabled
- The commission was held to investigate discrimination against people with disabilities
A primary school girl with Down syndrome was separated from her class and forced to perform alone while her colleagues performed a dance performance.
The heartbreaking story was told during the first public hearing of the Royal Commission for the Disabled in Townsville, Queensland, on Monday.
The Royal Commission for Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of People with Disabilities holds the four-day hearing while investigating people living with disabilities and bullying, exclusion and abuse.
The mother of the girl with Down syndrome told the committee that her daughter & # 39; 10 feet & # 39; stood aside and danced the same movements in her second-degree contemporaries, but out of the way.
A primary school girl with Down syndrome was separated from her class and forced to dance alone while her colleagues performed a dance performance (stock image)
& # 39; She did the same performance on the same standard as all other children, but she was not allowed to be part of the group, & # 39; her mother told the committee.
& # 39; I saw that and it just breaks my heart because I can't think of any reason why she shouldn't have been in the group because she did everything.
& # 39; It's a beautiful video. It's just a shame that there is probably 10 feet between her cohort and her. & # 39;
In a submission that was read out before the hearing, another person said he was taunted by classmates when teachers refused to intervene.
& # 39; Many people thought I was a bit slow, so I became the target of discrimination, & # 39; said the submission.
& # 39; I was often told by people at my school that I was stupid and would be in trouble for the rest of my life.
& # 39; I was often called derogatory insults. Some teachers heard and saw what was going on and ignored it. & # 39;
Kerri Mellifont's counsel said that some handicapped students are so violent and harassed that they have to withdraw from the regular school system.
& # 39; Those submissions and information begin to paint a very realistic and sharp picture that people with disabilities do not receive equality in their education in many places, & # 39; Dr. told Mellifont to the committee.
& # 39; They are not treated as people with the right to just education. & # 39;
Parents and guardians of students with disabilities, advocates of disabilities and experts in inclusive education will witness for four days this week at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Center.
The mother of the girl with Down syndrome told the committee that her daughter & # 39; 10 feet & # 39; stood aside and danced the same movements than her second class colleague & # 39; s, but out of the way (stock image)
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