The Ministry of Education, represented by the Department of Special Education and Gifted Students, has organized a number of events and activities to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which falls on December 3 each year. , QNA reported.
Among these events was a conference titled “Educational Services Provided to Students with Disabilities in Schools in the State of Qatar”, which discussed the legal and legislative framework, the history of integration in Qatar and the services provided to these students. .
In this regard, the department clarified that it provides many important services to students with disabilities, including assessment, consultation and support, as well as attention to their perceptual, cognitive, academic, social, life skills. independence and self-care, to determine their needs. before enrolling in public schools, specifying the appropriate educational environment and alternatives for them.
The ministry has carried out numerous projects and initiatives in the field of support for students with disabilities, in particular the reference framework project for education and training programs for students with disabilities to achieve the 2018 curriculum. Al-Hidaya Schools for Pupils with Developmental Disabilities and Pupils with Autism provide specialized services and support programs for their integration into general education schools, the Education Department said. special and gifted students.
In addition, the ministry implemented a project that developed technical and vocational streams for high school students with disabilities in four schools, making them 10 insertion schools and special schools this year, he noted.
The achievements also included a project to rehabilitate 70 schools to make them integration centers for disabled students in public schools, increasing the enrollment rate in these centers for 4-18 year olds in the public education system, by 1% per year. year until 2022, as well as the development of a comprehensive system of assessment and diagnosis of students with special needs in public schools, in order to provide equitable opportunities for all learners to enroll in educational programs High quality.
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities, approved by the United Nations since 1992, aims to support people with special needs, raise awareness of disability issues and guarantee their rights in all areas of education, rehabilitation , sport, entertainment, social integration and Suite.
In this context, Qatar is one of the first countries to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2008.
Since then, it has made great strides in promoting and protecting their rights, fully integrating them into society and involving them in the development process, all of which have been included in the National Vision of Qatar 2030.