By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Author and Co-sponsor, RA 11650, ‘Instituting a Policy of Inclusion and Services for Learners with Disabilities in Support of Inclusive Education Act’
Every child deserves an education.
Finally, we have a law that recognizes the needs of learners with disabilities.
Although there are such schools around the country, they are not enough to meet the needs of all the children.
I have been a supporter of schools for kids with special needs even before I became a senator. That’s because my son, Gabriel was born with multiple disabilities. And though he died before he turned one, I often wondered how he or kids like him would cope in schools, many of which don’t have the training to deal with kids with learning disabilities.
This law will also create job opportunities in the education and health fields.
And of course, this can only be a success with the cooperation of the entire community.#