Goa : The issue of children with disabilities being denied access to regular schools was raised at a webinar on protecting and empowering children with disabilities recently.Disability rights activist Avelino de Sa said the importance of inclusive education was being overlooked and students with disabilities are being forced to get admitted in special schools with no authority to address this issue.
Deputy director (admin) social welfare Taha Haaziq, who is visually impaired, shared his experience of inclusive education. My education was done in an inclusive set up, so I know how important this is. Despite laws in place, most schools and school toilets in Goa are not yet accessible to students, with disabilities forcing some to stay away, de Sa stated, adding that special educators face problems in getting salaries on time leading to a lack of job satisfaction on their part which in turn affects the students.
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