The Impian Project personnel visited Delivering Education and Special Care (DES) and Lambak Kiri Secondary School recently, where its founder Lailatul Zubaidah binti Haji Mohd Hussain looked at the implementation and guidelines for special needs students.
DES Principal Rafizah binti Abdul Rahman said the school currently has just under 200 special needs students.
The school caters to children with down syndrome and autism, she added.
Lailatul Zubaidah said many parents expressed their frustrations with finding schools for their special needs children.
Meanwhile, the pre-vocational programme was introduced in Lambak Kiri Secondary School in 2012 where to date, there are 26 pre-vocational students.
There are two categories for students in the pre-vocational programme – those with high special needs such as difficulties with intellectual, speech, hearing, sight, physical, behavioural and autism; and those with learning difficulties such as limited basic academic skills in Malay, English and Mathematics.
In these cases, students would have their own Individual Education Plan (IEP), a customised learning resource to support students with special needs.
The day ended with the exchange of souvenirs as a token of appreciation.