Education Ministry funds aides for disabled children

Hundreds of children with disabilities aged between three and five will be able to start kindergarten on August 27 just like their peers, thanks to a decision finally reached Wednesday by the Education Ministry.
According to the decision – which was made by the ministry’s director general Dalit Stuber after years of pressure from parents, disabled rights groups and politicians – children with certain disabilities and medical problems who want to join government- run kindergartens at the age of three will be eligible under specific criteria for a personal aide starting this upcoming academic year.
“This is excellent news, even if it is coming a few years too late,” commented Oren Ganor, spokesman for the disabled rights organization Bizchut