For a society of equal opportunities, economic inclusion is a must.
Most of the people with disabilities can be financially independent if they only get the jobs that they can succeed in. Unfortunately, many of them are discriminated and deprived of their right to work.
The exclusion from the economic life of the society begins with the inaccessibility of education. Along with making basic education more accessible, we need to ensure the accessibility of vocational education and training.
According to this model, we regard disabilities within the context of social and cultural values. People with disabilities are citizens who can take their part in the social, political and cultural life of the country, just in the same way as all the other citizens. An accessible environment is essential for providing full inclusion. “Accessible environment” implies removing barriers to people’s mobility through urban planning and architectural solutions, as well as spreading accessible information, changing minds and attitudes.
Accessible and inclusive education is one of the first steps towards social inclusion. Children who learn together become the citizens that can easily live and work together. At pre-school age, many children visit our development centers. Here they meet the multidisciplinary team (special pedagogues, psychologists, nurses and social workers) which plans the child’s individual social-psychological-pedagogical and rehabilitation program. This team guides the children in their further educational process.