The threat of losing the party ticket “United Russia” hangs over the Deputy of the Saratov municipal Duma Dmitry Kudinov after his statements about children with autism.

Adviser to the speaker of the state Duma Yuri Shuvalov on April 21, proposed to delete the Saratov parliamentarian from the ruling party. “If this information is confirmed, I propose that he be expelled from the party for dementia,” wrote adviser to Sergei Naryshkin in the Twitter.

Kudinov, the head of the Duma Commission on housing and communal services of the Saratov municipal Duma, speaking at the Parliament session on 20 April, called inclusive education harmful and proposed to establish for children with autism separate classes and hire their own staff.

“Children who are falling behind, are taught in General classes, – quotes the portal “Vzglyad-info”. – Teacher to give all one program that focuses on one child who “meows under the Desk”. This delays the whole learning process”.

The MP also advised to conduct explanatory conversations with their parents to avoid in the classrooms of children “who don’t remember what was in the last lesson”.

In response, the Chairman of the city Board of education Larisa Revutskaya has said that education in General classes are held at the request of parents who do not want the isolation of their children, reports the website “Chalk”. As an example, she cited the Saratov Lyceum N3, which implements programs for children with developmental delays, and recalled nine other institutions.

“We go out to meet them,” said Revutskaya, stressing that it is not only about children with delays in mental development, but also with other children with disabilities, for example those who have vision problems or musculoskeletal disorders.

The record of this meeting posted on the website of the city Parliament, but the above statements Kudinova about children with autism.

According to information on the website of the city Duma, the Deputy-the United Russia Kudinov served in the special forces, including in Chechnya, in 1991 engaged in the provision of a safe “corridor” for the withdrawal from the Republic military families, and in 1992 was relocated to the city of Mozdok in North Ossetia, where he was responsible for disarming roadblocks during the Ossetian-Ingush conflict.

Putin spoke in favour of inclusion for autistic children, although “society is not ready”

We will remind, the theme of inclusive education for children with autism was raised during a recent direct line with President Vladimir Putin. Avdotya Smirnova, who heads the Foundation for children with autism, asked Putin what to do to the education act earned in the part of inclusion for these children.

Putin in the answer has expressed the opinion that the society is not yet ready for such changes, but the state the idea of inclusion should be promoted. “Children with autism deserve such support,” he said, adding that “hard work will continue.”

It is worth mentioning that last summer the big public resonance was caused by history with the Saratov children’s center after released images of a patient with autism a little boy tied to a chair with taped mouth. After that the Investigative Committee has organised check upon “misconduct” against a child. The Director of the centre explained that the autistic boy thus taught to sit.

Even greater repercussions in Russia the story of the sister of model Natalia Vodianova Oksana, who suffers from autism and cerebral palsy, which in August of last year, along with the nanny kicked out of a cafe in Nizhny Novgorod, arguing that they “scare off customers”. Criminal proceedings were instituted on the fact of violation of the rights of person with disabilities, which eventually closed behind reconciliation of the parties.




The Saratov Deputy has suggested to expel from “United Russia” after his statements about children with autism 21.04.2016

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