International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


The Socio-Family and Care Staff Opinion of Services and Role of Children with Special Needs in Qatar
Ibrahim Al-Kaabi

In general, families face challenges when it comes to providing care for their children with special needs (D’ Aboville, 1993). This issue is even more complex for families in Qatar as such care is culturally based--as a result, children with disabilities have been isolated and treated differently at both the social and institutional levels. This paper is based on empirical research. Its main objective is to elaborate on the existing laws and policies and the corresponding views of families and care agencies as an avenue to identify the obstacles and means of improvement of services to children with special needs in Qatar.

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