The 2016 Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act provides a gateway for persons with intellectual disabilities to join the social mainstream. Young persons with autism, learning disabilities such as dyslexia, and mental retardation have been given the option of school education in an integrated setting, reservations in college education, and also reservations in public sector jobs.

 

Legal Provisions in Right of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016:

 

 

Government Regulations:

 

 

Impact Cases in Education:

 

 

E-bulletins on Intellectual Disability and Education:

 

2020:

Intellectual disabilities and higher education: the case for separate reservations

 

2019:

Whither higher education for persons with intellectual disabilities?

 

2017:

SC directs accessibility for disabled persons in public places and colleges, universities

Accessibility in higher education: The new Disability Act

Special Educators entitled to be treated on par with regular teachers: Calcutta High Court

 

2016:

Supreme Court to Karnataka Govt.: Don’t keep visually impaired persons out of primary school teacher jobs