Children with disabilities are one of the most marginalised groups in society worldwide. In Uganda, approximately 12% of children are living with a disability, but there are many cultural and social stigmas that make this marginalisation even greater. Widespread beliefs that disabilities are an untreatable curse, disabled children and their families are excluded from educational institutions and their communities in general. This poor understanding of disability is a barrier to progress, learning and independence for many children and their families. Further, even when families seek treatment, there are very few therapists in Uganda, and they are usually found in the larger cities and hospitals, where many families cannot access them.
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