Story: Disability and disability organisations

Deinstitutionalisation: mainstreaming (2nd of 2)

Deinstitutionalisation: mainstreaming

In the 1980s many children with disabilities were taken out of special schools and placed in mainstream schools, usually with extra teacher support. Among those who were 'mainstreamed' was Michelle Fuldseth, seen here playing with her friend Janine Smith (right) at Naenae's Rata Street School in 1986.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1986/1893

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Martin Sullivan, 'Disability and disability organisations - Ideas about disability care', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

Story by Martin Sullivan, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 12 Jul 2018