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The Invisibility of Children with Cognitive Disability in Marginalized Communities Inside Mexico’s Public Education System

Tecnológico de Monterrey

Inside the community of Lomas Modelo in Monterrey, Escalando Fronteras, a non-governmental organization that works with children in vulnerable situations through a sports climbing initiative, detected a severe cognitive delay among children – despite them having access to public education. This cognitive delay has gone unnoticed by the community’s public school, and its causes and impact have yet to be studied. This case study examines current public policies and their repercussions on the cognitive delay among children in marginalized communities.