KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES & PRACTICES TOWARDS CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
key findings of a household survey
This brochure provides a summary of the key findings of a Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Survey towards Inclusion of Children with Disabilities. The survey provides baseline information to understand the social barriers that prevent children with disabilities from taking up their rightful place in society. Survey Methodology Description: Target group: General population, 15+ Sample: National representative sample by age, gender, place of living (urban/ rural), ethnicity, statistical region Sample size: N=1000 respondents Data collection method: Face-toface interviews in the home of the respondents; CAPI (Computer-assisted personal interviews) technique Data collection period: 29 September – 20 October, 2014
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CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES CAN REALIZE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL IF SOCIETY CHANGES THE WAY IT SEES THEM.
LOW LEVEL OF AWARENESS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR RIGHTS
ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, HOW WELL ARE YOU AWARE ABOUT CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES?
I do not know anything 4
I know very little
I know something
I know a lot
I know very much
UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES?
TO WHAT EXTE NT ARE THE RIGHTS OF CHIL DREN WITH DISABILITIES R ESPECTED COMPARED TO THE RIGHTS OF OTHER CHILDR E N?
11% The rights of children with disabilities are respected to a GREATER EXTENT than the rights of other children are
39% The rights of children with disabilities are respected EQUALLY as the rights of other children are
42% The rights of children with disabilities are respected to a LESSER EXTENT than the rights of other children are
Only 36% are aware of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 5
HIGH LEVEL OF STIGMA - SOCIAL DISTANCE INCREASES AS RELATIONSHIPS BECOME CLOSER
Lives in the same settlement or street with your child
Goes to the same school or kindergarten with your child
Children with intellectual disability
Children with autism
Children with Down Syndrome
Children who have difficulties in moving and using body parts
Child that lacks a body part
% of those who find relationship acceptable
Socializes and play with your child
Goes to the same glass or kindergarten group as your child
At an older age is in an emotional relationship with your child
As adults get married with your son or daughter
LOW SUPPORT FOR INCLUSIVE ED