Education is, in theory, a human right owed to all individuals, including those who are disabled. In practice, however, that right is often not satisfied. While disabled students now have a federal right to a public education in the United States, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is often not followed. And even when it is, ensuring that it is often places undue demands on disabled students and their families. The system that is supposed to support disabled students all too often is itself a source of struggle.
"What are Intended as Systems of Support become Systems of Struggle,"
Ought: The Journal of Autistic Culture: Vol. 3:
1, Article 8.
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