In the headlines

The disability stories making the headlines today…

Channel 4 criticised as show asks if it is OK to hit disabled people (Telegraph)
The Paralympic broadcaster has been praised for its coverage of the Games so far, but has comedy discussion show The Last Leg gone too far this time?

Disabled benefits claimants face £71 a week fines for breaching work plan (Guardian)
More changes to the benefits system for disabled people.

No Fly Britain: Are disabled passengers being grounded? (Channel 4 News)
Britain may have welcomes thousands of disabled passengers over the last few weeks for the Paralympic Games, but how accessible is air travel? Channel 4 shares some horror stores.

Paralympics legacy: ‘We have to tell people they can’ (BBC News)
The Beeb look into just how many people are involved with disability sport.

Paralympians express fears over disability living allowance plans (Guardian)
A group of Paralympians, including Natasha Baker and Sue Gilroy, have spoken out about the phasing out of Disability Living Allowance.

England’s ‘smallest’ free school opens doors in Leeds (BBC News)
New free school for children with autism spectrum conditions.

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