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Sydney school under investigation for locking child with autism in ‘sensory room’

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An autism awareness advocate is calling on schools across the country to ensure they properly treat children with a disability, after revelations a Sydney school is under investigation for installing locks on rooms for students who misbehave.

The New South Wales Department of Education is investigating a Penshurst West Public School, in Sydney’s south, after concerned parents discovered locks were installed on a small “sensory room”.

Katerina Ferekos, whose seven-year-old son Yianni is…



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