Neurodivergent Kids Disproportionately Affected by Justice and Education Systems, advocates say

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In August this year, the Queensland government pushed for laws allowing police watchhouses and adult prisons to be used as youth detention centres. 

The Government claimed the changes would address capacity issues while holding young people safely, even though the proposed laws override the Human Rights Act.

Academics and advocates say neurodiverse youth are among some of the most affected by juvenile detention, and the education system is where the issue begins. 

 

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