➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
US: Why Disabled Youth Are More at Risk of Being Incarcerated
Teen Vogue – October 09, 2017
The school-to-prison pipeline for children with disabilities is a multi-layered problem. About 85% of incarcerated youth have a disability, but just 37% of them received special education services in school. At the same time, special education programs often function as a new form of school segregation that place disabled children on a track toward unequal outcomes, according to the National Council on Disability.