Directorate of Education (DoE) in Delhi’s report revealed that 259 schools of Delhi are capable of f teaching students with some sort of disability.
As per the information given by those schools to DoE, there are over 1,571 nursery seats for children under the 'special needs' category—some schools are exclusively for disabled children, the rest are mainstream ones.
The information regarding the reservation of seats for special kids, category of disability the schools can handle and fees has been uploaded by DoE on its website for applicants to use as reference.
National Progressive Schools' Conference and the Action Committee for Unaided Recognized Private schools have mentioned children with special needs in their suggested guidelines. While few schools have mentioned disabled children in their nursery admission policy to begin with, even at those that have, reservation for this category has been implemented differently. At some, seats for this group are outside the 25% EWS-DG (economically weaker section-disadvantaged groups) category.
Some schools have carved a 3% reservation out of the 25% EWS-DG one as children with special needs (or CWSN) form one of the "disadvantaged groups”.
- Delhi schools have 1571 seats reserved in nursery for special kids
- Information regarding reservations of seats is updated in DoE’s website
- The reservation of seats currently prevails in 259 schools of Delhi