Let’s start by defining what we understand under
Those with special needs are set back due to limitations in one or more of the following aspects:
- Learning disability
Because of their disabilities, people with special needs require additional or specialized services or accommodation to be able to engage in daily activities.
Children with disabilities require extra care and attention because they are more vulnerable in our society and don’t get the chances others do.
- According to the
children with disabilities are 4 times more likely to encounter violence than those without a disability.
- 15% of the world population lives with a disability and the global estimate for disabilities is forecasted to rise due to the rapid spread of chronic illness and
improved measurement systems.
When kids with special needs get denied an education along with the attention they desperately need to develop, their chances of life decrease resulting in:
- delayed emotional and physical development
- social isolation
- psychological disorders.
Those with special needs require extra care and attention that isn’t always easy to come by in developing countries. Thankfully, there are external organizations that
have set up programs to help. Despite the good intentions of these programs, kids don’t always receive the attention they require due to limited resources.
Different programs have other goals depending on their focus group. Programs may focus on the following:
- Restoring mental health
- Guiding disabled individuals toward:
- Suitable jobs
- Building self-confidence
- Becoming more independent