The Disability Commission reacts to Tuesday’s incident in which an educator was attacked by a student, and to prevent such incidents, listens to people with disabilities who tend to express themselves in unusual ways. said it should. the support you need.
Samantha Pace Gasan has expressed solidarity with the educator who suffered a broken arm, saying she has not commented on this particular incident.
However, she stressed that with regard to Maltese law and the UN Convention on Persons with Disabilities, such people should have equal access to education in an inclusive manner and without discrimination.
People with disabilities have the same hopes, talents, emotions and concerns as ordinary people, and those who provide services may have communication problems and become upset in uncomfortable situations. I had to keep in mind that I could.
Therefore, it was important to create a comfortable environment in which it was easy to explore communication methods.
Bearing in mind the protection of educators and other students, persons with disabilities should not be excluded from the education system or segregated on the basis of their disability, the Commissioner said.
Pace Gasan also called on the media not to sensationalize or stigmatize the incident.
Read the statement in the pdf below.
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