PRESS RELEASE- CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME HAVE RIGHT TO INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
21 March is commemorated as World Down Syndrome Day. For 2016 Down Syndrome International and Down Syndrome South Africa have chosen to focus on: “My Friends, My Community” - The benefits of inclusive environments for today's children and tomorrow's adults.
PRESS RELEASE: CHILDREN WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY HAVE A RIGHT TO ACCESS EDUCATION
In August 2015, Human Rights Watch released a report highlighting South Africa’s failure to guarantee an inclusive education for children with disabilities (https://www.hrw.org/report/2015/08/18/complicit-exclusion/south-africas-failure-guarantee-inclusive-education-children). The report, titled “Complicit in Exclusion” found that over half a million children with disabilities in South Africa were not receiving education, and hundreds of thousands of children with disabilities, who do attend school, were not receiving the level of education they required.