Parents of children with special needs need not despair anymore as now they have special educators for them. The Indian Government has launched a special scheme where special educators would be able to reach the doorstep of these children in need.
The government has launched special scheme under its Inclusive Education for Children with special needs (IED) programme. All that the parents of such children need to do is to register with the nearest office of the education officer to seek help. In villages and talukas, parents can approach the sarpanch or local health officer respectively. Besides this, all the 35 districts of the state would have a district-level disability commissioner who too can help the parents. The Maharashtra Government has already begun registration of those students who have just cleared the two-year diploma course for special educators. The programme will cover children with disabilities that include orthopedic, visually impaired, hearing impaired, mentally retarded, learning disabled, speech impaired, autism, cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities.