Education (Digitalization of Teaching): One of the Difficulties in the Social Inclusion of Children With Disabilities

Conference: The Paris Conference on Education (PCE2022)
Title: Education (Digitalization of Teaching): One of the Difficulties in the Social Inclusion of Children With Disabilities
Stream: Education & Difference: Gifted Education, Special Education, Learning Difficulties & Disability
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation
Orneda Gega, Hoxha, University of Aleksander Moisiu Durres, Albania


The number of children with disabilities in Albania is unfortunately increasing and nowadays approximately 1 in 10 children are disabled. This situation is of particular importance when it comes to a country like Albania, where, according to the data of 2019, the poverty rate is 5.2%; one in two people is poor, and one in 20 is extremely poor. The purpose of this study is to identify the challenges that are facing Albanian families (who have children with disabilities) in terms of social inclusion and their integration into society. For the realization of this study, we have been interviewing approximately 15 families who have at least one child with disabilities. The sample was selected according to the general demographic characteristics of the population of children aged from 6-15 years, in Shijak area, who were diagnosed with a type of disability. The results of this study identified a significant shortage of social care services in the area for this category. More than 1/2 of children with disabilities live in low-income households, and the remaining part of them live in middle-income families, while 19.5% of households who receive economic aid from the state have at least one member with a disability. Approximately 80% of the families who i have been interviewing consist on 4-6 members, in most of them the female parent is unemployed or employed in informal work and 70% of parents report that the costs required to obtain services for these children are in some way unbearable or completely unaffordable.

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