A disabled child needs more attention than his healthy peers. At the same time, parents often feel abandoned to the mercy of fate. Meanwhile, there are organizations that have been created specifically to help families with such children.
It is necessary
- - documents establishing disability;
- - birth certificate of the child;
- - passport.
The first place you should go is your municipality administration. Look in the telephone directory for the telephone number of your department or social welfare committee. Reception of citizens is carried out at a certain time. It is better to inquire about this by phone, because the parents of a disabled child cannot always afford to be absent for a long time. As a rule, in such institutions, citizens are received on weekdays, with the exception of Wednesday, but a different schedule is also possible.
Take with you documents confirming the disability of the child, his birth certificate, passport. You can find out in advance if you need any further help. Certain benefits may require a statement of family composition and income to qualify. It is better to make photocopies of all documents in advance.
It is the responsibility of a social welfare officer to register your family and explain what benefits you can use. The relevant information should also be posted in an accessible place for everyone - for example, in the corridor near the office. Families with disabled children receive a range of social benefits and benefits from the federal or regional budget, but they are listed by the local department of social protection. Registration will greatly facilitate your life, and the child will give some opportunities to adapt to the world around him.
Talk to your local pediatrician and find out if your child can go to child care. Not all children with disabilities can attend a general developmental preschool. But it is possible that in your city there is a kindergarten of a compensatory type - for children with musculoskeletal disorders, blind and visually impaired, deaf and hearing impaired, etc. Such children's institutions are under the jurisdiction of the education department, but recommendations are issued by a medical institution. The child should be sent to the medical and pedagogical commission. The medical and pedagogical commission also makes a decision that a disabled child of school age needs home education.
One of the public organizations can also help you. These are local branches of the All-Russian Society of Disabled People, the All-Russian Society of the Blind, and the All-Russian Society of the Deaf. It is there that you can be provided with the necessary technical means - for example, a talking clock, audiobooks, hearing aids. These societies also care about the leisure of their wards, which is extremely important for a person with disabilities.
Parents of a child with serious musculoskeletal disorders face difficulties literally every day. A disabled child, like all his peers, needs fresh air, and elevators and stairs are not always suitable for wheelchairs. In this case, you can again contact the local administration, the architecture department, with a request to consider the technical feasibility of installing a ramp.
The department should form a commission, which will take the appropriate decision. If the opportunity exists, the issue is submitted to the municipal council. Deputies have the right to include it in the program for creating an accessible urban environment for people with disabilities. By the way, in this regard, you can immediately contact a deputy from your constituency, who must give instructions to the administration.