SANGSAD BHABAN, Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed today informed the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) that the government has a plan of setting up a school for children with disabilities at each upazila across the country.
A total of 62 schools for intellectually challenged children and 11 special schools for children with autism are being ran by the National Foundation for Development of the Disabled Persons under the disability related integrated special education policy 2009, he said.
Replying to a tabled question from treasury bench lawmaker Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury of Sylhet-3 in the House, Nuruzzaman said teachers of the schools are provided salaries and allowances by the government.
Work of formulating separate policies for students with autism and other differently able students is in the final stage, the minister said, adding that the two education policy will be formulated amending the disability related integrated special education policy 2009.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)