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Ross’s story

May 10, 2019 by No Comments | Category Disabilities

This blog post is part of a series highlighting support available for disabled young people and their families. You can find out more in our guidance: Supporting disabled children, young people and their families.

Ross is a young campaigner at the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS). He and other young campaigners have been working with Media Education to produce short videos about issues that are important to them. In this video Ross tells his story about how getting support in a mainstream school is important to achieve his educational goals.

“My name is Ross and I come from Aberdeenshire in Scotland and I go to a mainstream school which is sometimes hard for me because I don’t really hear very much.

I would like to talk about getting more support in school so that I can learn more stuff so that I’m not getting myself down over nothing basically. I feel I need that support to carry on with my life and try my hardest throughout my whole school. So I would like more help finding out what I can do.

I would like to get more support in English and Maths so that I understand more of it because just now I don’t have any English support. Whereas I used to benefit from it but I feel I need it in English because English is quite a good subject to try to help me in getting closer to where I want to be when I’m 18.”


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