Rehabilitation and aid systems for disabled children established by the State Council

李克强主持召开国务院常务会议 部署建立残疾儿童康复救助制度

Source: 中国残疾人联合会

It was announced yesterday that, in order to better safeguard the rights and interests of disabled children and promote the civilized evolution of society, the executive meeting of the State Council hosted by Li Keqiang decided to establish a system of rehabilitation and aid for disabled children.

From October 1st of this year, qualified disabled children from the ages of 0-6 years old who have sight, hearing, speech, limb or mental disabilities or are autistic, including disabled or orphaned children who come from deprived family backgrounds or are under the care of welfare organisation will be provided with medical procedures, fitted with aid equipment, given rehabilitation training and other treatment. If the costs of the aid exceeds the local county budget, the central government will then provide subsidies. According to the plan, by 2020 the basic reality should be that all disabled children who need support will have it provided.

Translated by Luxia Broadbent