Neha: Night blindness, impairments related to visual, auditory, vocal and loco motor systems.
AmrutaPerson with disability act 1995Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and FullParticipationNational trust for welfare of persons with autism, cerebral pasly, mental retardation and multiple disability act 1999 An Act to provide for the constitution of a body at the national level for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
AmrutaThe District Primary Education Program:DPEP is a program implemented at the district level aims at providing universaleducation to the disabled children. Through this scheme, children with special needscan also join the mainstream schools. The scheme attempts to provide primaryeducation to the disabled children through trained teachers, teaching aids,infrastructural the facility etc.
Who are Special Children?
“Persons with disabilities include those who have
long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory
impairments which in interaction with various barriers
may hinder their full and effective participation in
society on an equal basis with others.”
Convention of the Rights of people with disabilities
adopted in the year 2006
Scenario in India
3 percent of India’s children are estimated to
be mentally challenged
15 million children >10 years
10 million are boys and 5 million are girls.
20 of every 1000 children in rural India are
disabled as compared to 16 of 1000 urban
Only 2% of disabled children enjoy the privilege
of going to school.
Child Relief and You (CRY)
Disabilities prevalent in India
A right to be
“State Parties recognize that a mentally or physically disabled
child should enjoy a full and a decent life, in conditions which
ensure dignity, promote self-reliance and facilitate the child’s
active participation in the community.”
Convention of the rights of the child
(CRC), art No 23
Council of India Act 1992
with Disabilities Act 1995
Trust for Welfare of Persons with
Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental
Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act,
Primary Education Program(DPEP)
Welfare and Research
Of 6,461 town and cities, only 334 towns and cities
have the facility of special schools catering to severe
Sixth All India Educational Survey
Issues faced by special schools
Access to schools
Availability of educational material for the
Special schools are residential
Features of Special schools
psychology at an early age
well trained, patient
Appropriate teaching material
Pick and drop facility
Personality Empowerment Program
Infrastructure and Equipment's
Community awareness drives
Tie ups with companies engaged in CSR activities
Support a child program
Mainstream education- provide all teachers with basic training
Counseling for parents
Medical assessment camps
Mingle with the society
Emphasis on Integration.
Monitoring at an early stage
Agronomy = Development
More focus on proper awareness
Implementing the policies framed.
Integrated and Inclusive model of education
needs to be applied.
Involvement of society – De-labeling
Education for children with disability
Disability in India Issues and Concerns-Leni