THE PROCESS OF CREATION OF THE PUBLIC POLICY FOR PEOPLE IN CONDITION OF DISABILITY BEGINS
·It will seek to provide comprehensive rehabilitation services, but with a differential component that implies science and technology.
·The meeting resulted in four commitments that will be constantly monitored, in order to ensure compliance.
With great success and participation, the first session of the working groups was held with the population with disability condition, caregivers and entities. The event which was carried out by the Secretariat of Social Development, together with the Disability Program of the Presidency of the Republic, resulted in great progress in what will be the construction of the Public Policy for individual in condition of Disability.
According to the Secretary of Social Development, Iracema Taylor McLaughlin, one of the commitments of her secretariat is to guarantee spaces for consultation, development and entrepreneurship for citizens with disabilities.
"We want to strengthen this public policy and for us as a Government it is important to listen to the opinion of each of the protagonists. Therefore, the Secretariat of Social Development opens this type of space for the community to come, participate, make known their opinions, express what they think should be changed or what is the best course that this proposal should take. We are very happy because the community attended. There was an excellent participation on part of the people and their contributions were of great importance because we managed to get on track and establish what we need, how we can obtain it and what is the best way to guarantee the rights of people with disabilities,"said the secretary.
On the other hand, Jairo Clopatofsky, senior counselor for the Disability of the Presidency of the Republic, within his speech said that during his tenure, they will seek to provide comprehensive rehabilitation services, but with a differential component that involves science and technology.
"All policies that are implemented now are those that will be reflected tomorrow. Together with the Departmental Government, we have been working in an articulated manner. We are very connected with the disabled population, and caregivers. In addition, everything that has to do with direct or indirect relationships with this population. Fabulous ideas are emerging, which are located within a context of reality to land them and turn them into facts, which is the most important thing,"said Clopatofsky Chisays.
Similarly, the activity was attended by Nubia Suta, adviser of the Ministry of Culture, who socialized that the National Program of Incentives has opened the call addressed to this population entitled 'Recognitions to the sociocultural inclusion of the population with disability', that goes until April 12th. The invitation is addressed to legal persons, constituted groups or natural persons that are linked to these groups, so that they can presented and participate for the seven incentives, each with a value of $ 17.000.000 each.
The meeting resulted in four commitments that will be constantly monitored, in order to ensure compliance. These responsibilities are:
1. Start of the bidding process for the acquisition of an advisor that will be located at the Local Government. Requirement that not only the population with disabilities, but elderly and control agencies such as the Ombudsman.
2. Support for the Paralympic sports project in the year 2020, in which the island athlete, Michael Villar Corpus, will participate.
3. Complying with public disability policies at the national level, the labor inclusion of people with disabilities will be guaranteed in the Secretariats of Mobility, Culture, among others.
4. Construction of articulation strategies in conjunction with SENA for the inclusion and training of people with special needs.
It should be noted that on May 22nd, there will be the second disability committee, where it is expected to deliver a positive part of the progress made in the commitments.