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At meeting in Almaty Karim Massimov raised questions to help children with special needs

16 August 2016, 00:04
Photo: Официальный сайт Премьер-Министра РК

The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan discussed urgent issues at a meeting with doctors and representatives of the social sphere in Almaty.

The meeting with the medical community and NGOs was held at the Scientific Center of Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery. Kazakhstan is home to 75.7 thousand children with disabilities under the age of 18 years.

The protection of the rights and interests of the children is one of the main directions of the state policy. Particular attention is paid to creating conditions for children with limited development. Karim Massimov noted that state agencies and non-governmental organizations must work closely together on this issue.

According to Vice Minister of Health and Social Development of the RK S. Zhakupova children  have disabilities  such as congenital malformations, nervous system diseases, mental disorders, including autism. The number of children with autism in the country is 1095 people.

S. Zhakupova noted that to address these issues, Kazakhstan modernized the system of early detection of mental and physical development in children.

In particular, Z. Baliyeva noted that the social adaptation of children with special needs is a laborious process, requiring an integrated approach in conjunction with civil society organizations and government institutions.

So,  Director of the private charity foundation "Asyl Miras" M. Aytmagametova noted that in Kazakhstan there is a network of resource centers that use modern methods of diagnosis of mental illness, but children with disabilities are poorly integrated into society.

Director of the Corporate Fund "Bolashak" D. Chayzhunusova reported on problems of social, medical and educational support for children with disabilities.

Vice-Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan E. Sukhanberdiyeva spoke about the work carried out by the Ministry to tackle autistic children.

Summing up the meeting, the Prime Minister instructed the Health and Social Development Ministry, Education and Science to approve the roadmap of health care and education and upbringing of children with the disorder, such as autism,  by 15 October this year.