Friendship

Sebastian Bianco Lynn: Support is a Barrier

Sebastian was born in 1986 in Bury, Lancashire. He attended his local mainstream primary and secondary schools, continuing on to college and then university.

Here Sebastian describes his support staff being a barrier to friendships.

  • Sebastian Bianco Lynn
  • Sebastian Bianco Lynn
  • Sebastian Bianco Lynn
  • Sebastian Bianco Lynn
http://howwasschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/support-is-a-barrier.mp3

Transcript

Whether it be at college or at the high school, many people that I knew have turned around to me since and said, 'oh, we didn’t feel we could get near you, not because of your physical impairment or your difference, but because you were sat next to your amanuenses who was a member of staff who we thought they were quite authoritarian, so we didn’t want to get near them, just in case they sort of reported us or whatever'.