Ask-Bhavna April 17, 2019
Hello Bhavna. I am mother to a child with Down syndrome. I didn’t know how to educate her as per her understanding level. Can she cope with the curriculum of the state board in Tamil Nadu?
Answer – Thank you for reaching out. Educating a child with Down syndrome in a mainstream school set up comes with some challenges but the good news is that ever since the government categorised Down syndrome under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016, there is much greater awareness and openness among mainstream schools about educating children with Down Syndrome.
Many schools include them with other children in the same classroom and the teachers have customised lesson plans for them.
I would suggest that you reach out to the Down Syndrome Federation of India (DSFI), which has its headquarters in Chennai for information and support. They have associations in different parts of Tamil Nadu as well. You can speak to them for help with many aspects that can help your child, including the schools that will be suited for her needs.
You can contact DSFI here – http://www.downsyndrome.in/contact-us.php
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