It’s Time to Make Inclusivity and Positive Rehabilitation The Basic Right of Children With Down Syndrome: A Pakistani Perspective

Authors

  • Saadia Shahzad Department of Community Medicine, Shalamar Medical and Dental College, Lahore

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47489/szmc.v37i3.401

Keywords:

Down syndrome, social inclusion, local situation, global situation, gaps, model

Abstract

Social inclusion and positive rehabilitation of children with Down syndrome (DS) is the need of the hour in our society; which can be achieved by following the right principles and strategies. The current status regarding this issue at the local level has been analyzed and compared with the global status, and gaps have been identified. The author of this paper has put forward the argument that inclusivity of persons with DS ought to be the norm of this society, and early intervention onset and support mechanism of a comprehensive nature can develop these children into self-supporting independent persons. Priorities and a way forward are suggested through a very comprehensive model for the local setup in Pakistan.

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Published

2023-07-31

How to Cite

1.
Saadia Shahzad. It’s Time to Make Inclusivity and Positive Rehabilitation The Basic Right of Children With Down Syndrome: A Pakistani Perspective. Proceedings S.Z.M.C [Internet]. 2023 Jul. 31 [cited 2024 Apr. 24];37(3):50-6. Available from: https://proceedings-szmc.org.pk/index.php/szmc/article/view/401