System must do better for children with disabilities

Access to free pre-school for children with disabilities depends on where they live because of inconsistent distribution of resources, reports Education Correspondent Niall MurrayIN the primary and second-level system, the National Council for Special Education has a role to allocate special needs assistants to each school depending on the number of children with disabilities and… Read More System must do better for children with disabilities

Day camp offers children with disabilities the chance to shine

For nearly a quarter of a century, Camp Bonaventure has allowed children and teenagers with physical or intellectual disabilities the opportunity to take part in camp activities without fear of judgment.The success of the camp, started by the non-profit organization Between Friends in 1990, is visible on the faces of the children.“Sheer joy and excitement,”… Read More Day camp offers children with disabilities the chance to shine

Thousands of children with disabilities ‘left without vital early help’

Official figures show that while the HSE is attempting to shore up gaps in the disability sector, thousands of children are being left without vital early help for years — guaranteeing their conditions only get worse. According to a parliamentary question response to Fianna Fáil’s disability, mental health, and special needs spokesman, Colm Keaveney, Dublin… Read More Thousands of children with disabilities ‘left without vital early help’

Two Williamson families say schools neglected needs of their children with disabilities

Brain disorder First, Brentwood parents James and Christina Grummons allege that county school officials refused to provide special education services for their daughter, told them to stop complaining and reported them to the Department of Children’s Services.The Grummonses say their daughter, who attended Lipscomb Elementary School from 2011 through 2013, has a medical condition called… Read More Two Williamson families say schools neglected needs of their children with disabilities

Sudan unveils national education strategy for children with disabilities

November 22, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s ministry of education this week launched a three-year national strategy aimed at providing better quality education for children with disabilities.In a statement, UNICEF welcomed the initiative, saying it was the first of its kind in Sudan, offering a comprehensive take on the issues and challenges affecting children with disabilities… Read More Sudan unveils national education strategy for children with disabilities

Beit Issie Shapiro helps children with disabilities

“In Israel, some 320,000 (approximately nine per cent of) children ages 0-19 live with a disability,” according to Beit Issie Shapiro, a not-for-profit agency that serves a segment of that population.Every year, more than 30,000 people receive assistance from Beit Issie Shapiro, often in an innovative way. Its early intervention centres provide enrichment treatment and… Read More Beit Issie Shapiro helps children with disabilities