Law to protect rights of people with special needs

A new law that protects the rights of people with special needs in Dubai has been issued.

The law was issued yesterday by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, to help integrate this segment into the mainstream of society and contribute to the development process.

Law No 2 of 2014 consolidates cooperation among all relevant bodies in Dubai to provide health care and rehabilitation services to people with special needs, in addition to providing them with a level of education that is on a par with their peers, and public services that include the use of roads, public transportation, and police and judiciary services to ensure their cohesion with other segments of society.

The law is in line with the vision of Shaikh Mohammad to make Dubai a model that is looked up to in boosting participation of people with special needs, and offering them primary services to enhance their position as productive segments of society.

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