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Real untapped talent

Sir,

Disabled young people may be held back from getting on the career ladder, going on to further education or work-based training – because they fail to get the support or encouragement they need at an early age.

A survey of disabled people in the UK who had their disability at school revealed barriers to gaining employment, education, or training existed even at that age.

The Leonard Cheshire Disability-commissioned survey showed that half of 18-30-yearold adults surveyed said their teachers may have had lower expectations of them because of their disability. Around half also said they were not encouraged to go on to a course or pursue their chosen career.

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