Essay On Special Needs

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Caring and acknowledgement of the rights of children with special needs are supported by several provisions of law, legal issuance and school policies. In the international arena, United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities promotes, protects and ensures the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.
Efforts to support children with SEN are underlined in the Philippines’ 1987constitution that is articulated in the Art. 13, Sec. 13 clearly that, “The State shall establish a special agency for disabled person for their rehabilitation, self-development, and self-reliance, and their integration into the mainstream of society.” Alongside is Art. 14, Sec. 1: “The State shall protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels, and shall take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all. Moreover, in Sec 2.5, it states to provide adult citizens, the disabled, and out-of-school youth with training in
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603 otherwise known as the Child and Youth Welfare Code states, among others, that every child, including the physically handicapped should be provided with relevant trainings and education. Specifically, provided in Article 3 on the Rights of the Child the emotionally disturbed or socially maladjusted child shall be treated with sympathy and understanding and shall be entitled to treatment and competent care. Accordingly, the physically and mentally handicapped children shall be given education and care as required by their particular and special condition. Article 74 equally provides for the creation of special classes. The article specifies that where needs warrant; there shall be at least special classes in every province if possible, special schools for the physically handicapped, the mentally retarded, the emotionally disturbed and the specially

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