Most people with disabilities depend on informal sources of support, such as their parents, families, and friends. However, these individuals are often not sufficient enough to meet their needs. In the absence of formal support services, persons with special needs have limited control over their choices and lives.
For children with disabilities, support services are a lifeline that makes all the difference in the quality of life. They need access to mobility solutions and safe neighborhoods or community spaces equipped with security cameras. These are just some examples of problems that informal support services cannot address.
Formal support services ensure that persons with disabilities can actively participate in society and community life. Individuals with special needs are at less risk of institutionalization, discrimination, and segregation when they are empowered.
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