World Autism Awareness Day - 2022

Inclusive Education - the Promise and Reality

Equal Access to all Levels of Education and Vocational Training

This is the time to transform the promise of the SDG4, to LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND and the goal of FULL INCLUSION under the RPWD Act 2016

Inclusive education is the key to the transformative promise of the Sustainable Development Goals, to

Inclusive Education is the specific target for Sustainable Development Goals 4 refers to the need to ensure “equal access to all levels of education and vocational training” for persons with disabilities and building and upgrading education facilities that are disability sensitive and that provide “inclusive and effective learning environments for all.”

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 ensure to provide

Duty of educational institutions is to provide reasonable accommodation according to the individual’s requirement and RPWD Act 2016, also ensures inclusion of persons with disabilities in all mainstream formal and non-formal vocational and skill training schemes and programmes for those with developmental, intellectual, multiple disabilities and autism.

Ashok Stambh

National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020)


Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education

Inclusion in education must start in the early years when the foundation for lifelong learning is built and fundamental values and attitudes are formed.

Making learners competent in doing meaningful reading and writing, basic understanding and competencies related to numeracy.

Restructuring school curriculum and pedagogy in a new 5+3+3+4 design to optimize learning for students based on the cognitive development of children.

Admissions processes are more inclusive, curriculum are more adaptive, skill based and increase employability potential of higher education for all students. 

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Some things you want to know and understand

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects how people interact with others, communicate, learn, and behave. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is described as a “developmental disorder” because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life.

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), a guide created by the American Psychiatric Association that health care providers use to diagnose mental disorders, people with ASD often have:

  • Difficulty with communication and interaction with other people
  • Restricted interests and repetitive behaviors
  • Symptoms that affect their ability to function in school, work, and other areas of life

Autism is known as a “spectrum” disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience.

People of all genders, races, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds can be diagnosed with ASD. Although ASD can be a lifelong disorder, treatments and services can improve a person’s symptoms and daily functioning. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children receive screening for autism. Caregivers should talk to their child’s health care provider about ASD screening or evaluation.

Currently, the number of schools providing education to children with autism is severely limited as compared to the need. However, the range of services is extremely varied and diverse ranging from autism-specific services to mainstream schools.

RPWD Act 2016, Section 19 (a) ensures inclusion of persons with disability in all mainstream formal and non-formal vocational and skill training schemes and programmes; and 19 (c) exclusive skill training programmes for persons with disabilities with active links with the market, for those with developmental, intellectual, multiple disabilities and autism;

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Yes! WAAD 2022 will address “Inclusive Education – the Promise and Reality” -Panel discussion with parents and family members of persons with ASD, along with brief presentations by other experts on 2nd April 2022 at 3:00 pm.

You need to register on ZOOM ID 974 9978 5847 PW 2022. 

To get your Participation Certificate. Please ensure to Register on the website http://manovikasfamily.org/courses/inclusive-education/ and complete your course.

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