The individual travel permit allows students in the School Integration Program (PIE, for its acronym in Spanish) to attend evaluations, applications, and in-person therapies during the COVID-19 pandemic in our country.
By Gabriela Campillo.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the school community in general, but a particularly hard-hit group has been children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities.
According to research by the MICARE Institute together with the UC Educational Justice Center (CJE), 58% of children with intellectual disabilities reported more emotional problems during the quarantine period due to the pandemic, and 58.8% had more difficulties in their school learning.
58% of children with intellectual disabilities reported more emotional problems during the quarantine period.Figures by MICARE and CJE.
This information, in line with the diagnosis of the Ministry of Education, spurred the creation of a new individual travel permit so that students in the School Integration Program (PIE, for its acronym in Spanish) can maintain their support and are able to attend, in person, the evaluations, applications, or therapies that must be available in their schools.
This is a significant achievement for the MICARE Institute that is consistent with the objectives of generating research that has an impact and, at the same time, stimulating the creation of evidence-based public policies.