The Basic Act for Persons with Disabilities

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​​This law govern the national policies of person with disabilities. How does the law stipulate about education?

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​About Law

     The Basic Act for Persons with Disabilities calls for the realization of a society of coexistence with mutual respect for personality and individuality whether or not they have disabilities. That is stipulated in the article 1 as the purpose of the act. National and local government shall make plans to realize it.
 

●About education

      Article 16 is on about education. Article 16, Clause 1  stipulates that the national and local government shall accommodate access to inclusive education whether students with or without disabilities. And in Clause 2, the national and local government shall provide sufficient information for students with disabilities and their intention must be respected.

Article 16(1)The national government and local public entities must give accommodation to children and students with disabilities being able to receive their education together with children and students without disabilities insofar as possible, so that persons with disabilities are able to receive a full education based on their age and capabilities and in accordance with their particular characteristics, and must take necessary measures to improve and enhance the contents and methods of the education
(2)
(2)The national government and local public entities must provide sufficient information to children and students with disabilities and their parents or guardians and respect their wishes insofar as possible in order to achieve the purpose of the preceding paragraph..