The long road to acceptance

Krishnamurthy, Sita (2019) The long road to acceptance. Learning Curve (5). pp. 69-73. ISSN 2582-1644

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Almost all of us in this world are brought up to aim for comfort, money, status and enviable careers. There is no room, or even a passing thought, for a special-needs person in these plans, either as a parent, or a sibling or even a teacher. So, when a child with a ‘disability’ is born, parents have great difficulty accepting it as special-needs children were not in their life plans. Statistics show that for every 59 live births, one child has the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). However, other disabilities, such as intellectual challenges, spasticity, learning disability (as known in India), Down’s Syndrome (DS) and hyperactive disorder are comparatively lower in incidence.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Krishnamurthy, Sita
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Inclusive education, Child with disability
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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