Dreams and aspirations

18th August 2000 at 01:00
A video entitled Playback is the brainchild of two mothers who were frustrated by the lack of play facilities available to disabled children. They set up their own play sessions and began to talk about this and other issues with the children.

Speaking frankly, the children describe how they often feel excluded by able-bodied people. "When I dream about the future, I see myself as able-bodied I I'm going to try my best and look forward to being older and getting a job, even with my disability," says Colin Young, aged 3.

Professor Sheila Riddell, who chaired a government report on disabled children and education, says: "Changing attitudes as well as shifting resources are essential to achieving an inclusive society." Playback aspires to promote good practice and influence young people and professionals. It costs pound;125 and the pack can be used after completion of an accredited course. Contact Liz Hawksford or Margaret Scott at The Cottage, Barnardo's Scotland, 235 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 7AR, tel 0131 334 2126.

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