Care for disabled children and young people

Today, the Mayor of  Zrenjanin, dr Mileta Mihajlov  and the Minister of Labour and Social  Policy, Rasim Ljajić have visited  the Day Care Center  for Disabled Children and Young Persons "Alternativa".
The Minister Ljajić emphasised the importance of the institutions of this kind since even 35 percentage have no contact with their parents and 16 percentage of parents visit their children very rarely.
- The objective of the opening of  these centers is to  support and  help the biological families of  disabled children,  therefore we highly support the building and developing of this kind of institutions. This support includes not only professional and education support  but also financial funds to the local governments. On the other hand we also have been developing the parentship and we have achieved significant results in that field, said  Ljajić.
The Mayor Mihajlov informed that  the experience so far proved that Alternativa  has been functioning very well reminding  that it had been opened  back in 2009 and  built   within the Programme of Support to Social  Welfare  Plan, after the signing of a Contract between the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and the City of Zrenjanin. 
- The City takes care of this Center, even a   special transport vehicle for the children and parents was bought  – said Mihajlov.
Before the building of this Center disabled children and young people did not have an adequate institution to stay during the day but only money welfare for care.