The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a Board of Education for public and private schools, under the Union Government of India. The board conducts the final examinations for Class 10 and Class 12 every year in the month of March.
The board has decided to revise its role and has asked all the schools affiliated to it to recruit special educators for providing quality education to children suffering from autism and special learning disabilities.
The role of special educator will be played individuals, who live up to expectations with children and young people who have a variety of disabilities. Children with extraordinary needs oblige guidance and unique instructions by specially trained experts to help them accomplish their most elevated potential and endeavor to advance past their restrictions.
Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act – 2009 or RTE Act, which describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 in India under Article 21A of the Indian Constitution. The board stated that students get covered under this act. The local authority and the state government have to provide support material and special learning kits to children in need.
According to the statement issued by CBSE joint secretary and in charge (Academic & Training), Sudharsan Rao said, “A letter has been circulated to all the schools asking them for mandatory appointment of a special educator. These teachers will help the students in dealing with learning disability”.
In August 2014, The governing body meeting of the board has made it mandatory to appoint special educators in all schools to ensure effective and meaningful inclusion of children with disabilities in schools. A major portion of the credit goes to the Curriculum Committee of CBSE whose recommendation and approval has made the move possible