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Dominican Republic - Disability
Having said that, the Dominican people being the way they are there is no obvious discrimination against the disabled and they will do everything they can to help the disabled person including carrying them up stairs if there are no elevators, or onto the local buses or whatever is needed. In all public offices such as electricity companies, banks etc, there is often a special queue for the disabled and they will always be assisted before others,
There is also a National Council for the Disabled. Despite the existence of these provisions, the Dominican Republic has a clear need for a specific organization to protect the rights of people with disabilities. There is no Ombudsman Office or other institution with which to file complaints regarding human rights violations.
The National Council for the Disabled
This guide was compiled with the help of Lindsay de Feliz, a British expat blogger living in the Dominican Republic. Visit her blog at yoursaucepans.blogspot.com.
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