Special education app launched

Special education app launched

Special education app launched

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on Thursday launched a mobile application for the parents of specially-abled children to help them access training and rehabilitation services available for such children in Special Education Centres and Institutions.

The application will help parents in selection of suitable educational institution for their differently-abled children near their residence. They can apply online for admissions at institutions and centres working under Directorate General of Special Education (DGSE).

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The parents of differently-abled children can also obtain detailed information about services, facilities and admission policies of these centres.

Addressing the launching ceremony, the minister commended the initiative of DGSE in collaboration with National Information Technology Board (NITB), saying the development of this app is a milestone to bring approximately 30,000 out of school differently-abled children in educational stream.

She said the app would assist them in selection of suitable education institutions including schools running under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE).

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Special Education Director General Sheikh Azhar Sajjad said his directorate was providing appropriate environment and opportunities to promote social progress, education and rehabilitation for differently-abled children and adults.

He said DGSE was also giving education, vocational training and rehabilitation services to such children while different services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, audiology, medical, ophthalmology and artificial limbs were being provided free of cost to special children.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 23rd, 2020.

Special education app launched

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