June 2009 Comparative study regarding the situation of the disabled children in the rayons Ungheni, Şoldăneşti and municipality of Comrat from the Republic of Moldova

The goal of the study lies in the identification of needs faced by disabled children, their parents and specialists providing relevant services in the rayons Ungheni, Şoldăneşti and municipality of Comrat from Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia.

The objectives of the study:

-Identification of services provided by Medical-Psycho-Pedagogical Commission,Commission for the Protection of Children in Difficulty, Medical Consultative Board from the rayons Ungheni, Şoldăneşti and municipality of Comrat;

-Assessment regarding the functioning of the existent relevant Commissions;

-Clarification of roles of the existent relevant Commissions: Medical-Psycho-Pedagogical Commission,Commission for the Protection of Children in Difficulty,Rayon Medical Consultative Board, or others;

-Assessment of disabled children’s needs;

-Evaluation of the effectiveness of the enrollment of disabled children in special or common schools;

-Need Assessment of parents raising children with mental or physical disability;

-Evaluation of the acceptance degree of the communities disabled children belong to;

-The analysis of cases and the process of establishing the diagnosis of disabled children, the intervention of multidisciplinary team working directly with these children.

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