Kathmandu, Sept 25:

Parents of children with intellectual disabilities have demanded that the new constitution address the problems of physically-challenged persons.

They urged the Constituent Assembly members to do the needful so as to get their voices heard in the new statute.

The Association for Welfare of Intellectual Handicapped today organised an awareness programme. Sheila Thapa, parent and founder of the Downs’ Syndrome Association of Nepal, said she educated herself on Downs’ Syndrome to deal with her six-year old son’s condition.

“I learnt physiotherapy and now I teach other mothers to help their children and I am proud

to have a son with special abilities,”

she said.

Pramila Dewan chairperson of Norwegian Association for Persons with Development Disabilities said, “We are planning to organise meetings with all political parties to put forward our challenges and expect them to respond positively.”