Tipoff sparks allegations of cells for autistic students

WEST Australian authorities could launch an investigation into allegations autistic students were being held in padded cells until they calmed down.

A tipoff came via a hotline that went live at the weekend in response to the WA disability abuse inquiry.

The hotline was established to give disabled West Australians, their relatives and carers a chance to report abuse in residential and institutional settings.

The West Australian reported on Monday it had the names of six schools in Perth, most of them education support schools, that had isolation rooms or dark rooms.

Disability advocates criticised the use of the rooms, saying it was important that education and disability sectors worked together to address the issue.



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