Are protected children disabled

Article 23: Physical and mental disabilities

2. The States Parties recognize and advocate the right of disabled children to special care and ensure that the disabled child and those responsible for his or her care are provided upon request, within the limits of the available resources, that is appropriate to the child's condition and condition is appropriate to the living conditions of the parents or other persons caring for the child.

3. In recognition of the special needs of a handicapped child, the support granted under paragraph 2 is to be provided free of charge as far as possible and taking into account the financial resources of the parents or other persons who look after the child, and must be designed in such a way that it is ensured that Upbringing, training, health services, rehabilitation services, preparation for professional life and opportunities for recreation are actually accessible to the disabled child in a way that is conducive to the child's fullest possible social integration and individual development, including its cultural and intellectual development.

4. In the spirit of international cooperation, the States Parties shall promote the exchange of relevant information in the field of preventive health care and the medical, psychological and functional treatment of children with disabilities, including the dissemination of information on methods of rehabilitation, education and vocational training and access to such information, to enable States parties to improve their skills and expertise and gain further experience in these areas. The needs of the developing countries must be given special consideration.

What Leo and Lupe say about it ...

“All children are the same and must be protected! That is already in Article 2. But some children are dependent on our special help! ”, Explains Lupe's mother.

"Some children have problems seeing, hearing or walking," says Ms. Roth.

“You were born blind, deaf, or had a serious accident! Other children have difficulty studying because they cannot think well. These children have a disability and need our help. "

“But they have the same rights as we do, don't they?” Asks Lupe. “Exactly, but mostly they cannot do it alone! For example, if someone else hurts them, they have a hard time complaining! ”Replies his mother.

“In some classes there is a second teacher. This helps children, for example, who need to be encouraged to learn. All these children should grow up just as safely as you! ”Explains Ms. Roth.