Children with disabilities left out of mainstream education

Lack of inclusive education and trained personnel force 26 lakh special children out of mainstream education. “Nobody accepted my child into a mainstream school,” said Sudha Madhavi, whose child, Raju* has multiple disabilities – epilepsy, autism and a learning disability. She had to teach her son at home all by herself. “I am alone fighting […]

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More work and low pay: special educators face uncertain future

Special educators in schools employed under contracts are overburdened with work due to delay in recruitment of trained teachers. Fewer special educators are willing to teach in mainstream schools because the contracts they are issued are not attractive enough. This has reduced the opportunities for inclusivity in these schools. The number of special educators in […]

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