The key objective of SSA and the subsequent RTE act is Universalization of Elementary
Education (UEE) viz. Access, Enrolment & Retention of all children. The RTE Act
has given a new thrust to the education of Children with Special Needs (CWSN), as
without their inclusion in regular school objective of universalization of education
will not achieved Therefore Inclusive Education is one of the important component
under SSA. The State has taken initiative specially focus on Child Centre coverage
plan of CWSN to reach services every door step through multi option model.
While implementing the intervention, activities has been taken like, Identification
of CWSN, Medical Assessment and Rehabilitation Support Services, Educational Support
Services etc. and strives for ensuring Quality education to CWSN in inclusive setup
with non disabled peer group, to make them socially integrate.
- Identification of CWSN:
Primary stage identification of CWSN done with the help of experts from rehabilitation
- Medical assessment Camp:
The Medical assessment camps are organized through NRHM, PHC camps, Block, civil
hospitals, Medical Colleges, medical trusts and educational rehabilitation institutions
of Maharashtra. The expert team assesses and recommends various support services
to the identify CWSN according to disabilities in the camp. The educational, vocational
and other rehabilitation options are also being decided at the camp.
- Corrective Surgery:
Those CWSN having problem in Muscles, Joint deformities & contractures Tongue tie
& cleft Palate, Squint were referred for surgery from block level camp. As per line
of treatment 34000 corrective surgeries have been done.
- Transition from Home base to regular school:
During educational assessment & field visit state were identified the needs of the
children with special need to occupy in regular school with the help of care giver.
As soon as semi resource room develop for activities of daily leaving & development
of sensory motor & communication at CRC level.
- Capacity Building through Multi Category Training:
There has been a substantial expansion of variety of activities for bringing the
children in Elementary Education & transit forms home to school & school to class.
As well as there were remains a lot challenges of providing quality education. The
challenge has different dimensions like effective onsite support, evaluation process
and availability of existing infrastructure, right kind of learning materials how
to be used for students, in stipulated time.