1. What the UN Convention says
It goes on to recognise
The stated aim is that the child achieves the fullest possible social integration and individual development, including his or her cultural and spiritual development.
Interventions and Help:
Charter of Rights for Disabled Children:
This charter can be used for information and advocacy, and is useful as a checklist for monitoring the situation of children living with a disability. Disabled children have the right to:
These rights are first and foremost the responsibility of the State :
These rights are first and foremost the responsibility of the Community:
These rights are first and foremost the responsibility of the Family:
Helping children to be aware of the rights of the disabled:
Use daily events and experiences as opportunities to talk with children informally about special needs. How do children with hearing, sight or physical impairment manage daily routines? How do they feel when people stare and comment aloud about them? Encourage children to take books out from the library about disabilities and children, and read and discuss these. Point out biased remarks as they occur in daily life, and challenge them. Teachers at schools and in clubs or religious organisations can take a disability as a learning area (theme), or part of a theme such as “Sight”.