Education is a virtue of success and it comes through various sources to enlighten the path of mankind. It starts from beginning of life and continue throughout the life without any discrimination. Society has accepted the truth behind education and respects its value; recognize its importance to enrichment of the society.  Across the continents, education plays immense role in growth and development of the society and India is one of them.


India has blessed by several civilizations since ancient era and every civilization has depicted the importance of education through various ways. India, being a largest democratic country has accepted that education is a fundamental right of every citizen including persons with disabilities. In the present era, it is observed that there is a paradigm shift from exclusion to inclusion after several Acts, Policies, Legislations and Conventions.


India has blessed by several civilizations since ancient era and every civilization has depicted the importance of education through various ways. India, being a largest democratic country has accepted that education is a fundamental right of every citizen including persons with disabilities. In the present era, it is observed that there is a paradigm shift from exclusion to inclusion after several Acts, Policies, Legislations and Conventions. We enriched at policy level through these acts and legislations. These have given momentum towards inclusive education but a group “Children with Special Needs” of society is facing difficulties in inclusive education system due to lack of resource persons as ‘Special Educators’ and other Rehabilitation Professionals in the field of disability rehabilitation.


In the light of ‘Right to Education Act 2009’, government and non-government organizations are trying several efforts through various modes to advocate about mainstream education for children with special needs. To support this mission, hon’ble High Court, Delhi has given a verdict in 2009 that every school in Delhi should have at least two special educators for betterment of children with special needs. This is the time to re-think that children with special needs are found across the country, so it should be mandatory across the country to have Special Educators in each school to facilitate the children with special needs. After availability of special educators in every school, children with and without disabilities lives together, learn together and move together towards the vision of inclusive society.

Besides, all allied professionals such as Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Orthopaedicians, Audiologist, Speech and Language Pathologist, Psychologists and Social Workers are essential component to fulfil the dream the ‘Education for All’ movement.

It is observed that children with special needs (CWSN) and their parents, and rehabilitation professionals are facing lot of difficulties at various levels in inclusive education. Considering these difficulties, a group of Senior Rehabilitation Professionals and  Parents of CWSN has come up with a thought together under one roof and established an association namely “Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and Parents” (ARPP) to advocate to fulfil the needs of inclusive society. 

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