Autism and schools - there's a long way to go

By Larissa Nicholson
Updated January 15 2018 - 11:59pm, first published August 2 2014 - 1:46pm

Poet and activist Tim Chan sits in the front room of his family home in Kew, his mother resting her hand gently on his shoulder. Mr Chan has severe autism and cannot speak or write, so he uses an electronic voice-output device to talk about the Australian school system, typing words that the machine reads aloud.

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