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Son of Neurodiversity Campaigner is told he can attend Ruskin Mill College

November 1 2019

The son of Neurodiversity campaigner and founder of Autism Independence, Nura Aabe has been told he can go to Ruskin Mill College after a tribunal found that his initial placement did not meet his specialist needs.

Zak Mohamed, 21 had wanted to come to our site in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, as his first choice, but after moving into post-19 education was given a placement at Bristol College instead. After a special educational needs and disability tribunal, the council said it “fully accepted” the findings, and Zak will now become one of our learners at Ruskin Mill College, where our craft and land based Practical Skills Therapeutic Education curriculum helps young people overcome their barriers to learning and re-imagine their potential.

Nura, who was one of our guest speakers at the Neurodiversity Conference with Hay Festival in July, said “Today means we will have a normal life again.”

Nura Aabe and Zak
Nura Aabe and her son Zak, who will now be joining Ruskin Mill College

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