Promotion of rights
SIR has made and still makes constant lobby and advocacy efforts to promote the rights of people with deafblindness.
A crucial moment for SIR and for the life of people with deafblindness in Romania was 2006, when deafblindness was recognised as a distinct disability.
The Disability Law 448/2006 recognises deafblindness as a unique disability. This law entitles people with disabilities to. According to this law, people with deafblindness have the right to communicate using methods adapted to their needs. .
Students learn based on a National Curriculum for Children with Deafblindness and Multisensory Impairments developed by SIR in collaboration with specialists from the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research (Law no. 5243/01.09.2008).
The National Education Law no. 1/2011 entitles deafblind/MSI children to: appropriate educational services in classes of no more than 4 children/class and educational support from special education teachers trained in the field of deafblindness.
Law no. 3071 /18.01.2013 regarding the Ante-preschool Early Intervention Curriculum for Deafblind / Multisensory Impaired Children creates the necessary legal framework allowing the development of early intervention services for sensory impaired new-born babies.