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Nov 29, 2000, 19:22
Sorry to use the space but needs must and the cause is i feel worthwhile .
Leeroy Graham an 11 year old chap who is paralysed and in a wheelchair due to a road accident was due to go to Backwell Senior school at the start of the current academic year after attending Court De Wyck Junior school for the last few years. (Both in North Somerset) . In its wisdom the local authority has said that he cannot go because they say they are reluctant to make provision for a wheelchair or more importantly the person in it!. Leeroy is a great chap who has no malice towards anyone and is who is more worldly wise than most politicians.He has just lost his case in the High Court to attend the school of his choice which means that he will have to attend a school some 5 miles away where he will not be able to interact or even communicate with his friends of the last few school years and as we live in a small rural community he will ultimately become isolated and will not be able to grow up with his peers and obviously having friends round outside school if sent5 miles away will not be possible . Is it not enough that he is in a wheelchair? His mum FLIS kept him off school and now the High Court decision goes to appeal at the high court next week.THERE IS NO APPEAL FOR MONEY , ONLY AN APPEAL FOR A PERSON TO CHOOSE THEIR SCHOOL WHICH WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN QUESTIONED HAD HE NOT BEEN IN A WHEELCHAIR .
Please help by registering your response on this page by monday 4th Dec 2000 . Please Please Please help by doing this and if possible post to other sites which u know of .No addresses e mail or otherwise required at this point just confirmation of your support.Not sure about the acceptability legally of email petitions but there must be some credence in numbers .Time is short i plead for your support . Its not the politics but the reality of discrimination which is important .ONCE AGAIN PLEASE HELP .Thanking you in anticipation.

Cheers Zip
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