Raising a specially-abled child is an extremely challenging task for parents all over the world. In India, the challenge becomes tougher due to an overburdened healthcare system ill-equipped to provide for the special needs of such children, an education system obsessed with rote-learning and marks, and a superstitious society that equates mental disorders with insanity.… Read More Why are parents of specially-abled Indian students preferring to re-locate to the US?
To bring economic parity to people with disabilities in the State, the Gujarat government has included 5 per cent reservation in poverty alleviation and development schemes in its new ‘Divyang policy’. Another unique facet of the policy is the proposed scheme on ‘Independent Community Living for Persons with Disabilities’ which will encourage Divyangs to live… Read More STATE TO GIVE 5 PER CENT RESERVATION TO DIVYANGS IN DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES
In a bid to ensure that persons with disabilities enjoy their rights equally with others, Gujarat is set to become the first state to announce a Divyang Policy. This comes nearly 18 months after the Parliament passed The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016. “The Divyang Policy is in the final stages of preparation,… Read More Gujarat set to announce Divyang Policy
Advertisements for the purpose of communication and disseminating information carry great opportunities for the representation of people from a myriad of communities. Yet, advertisements function on the sole objective of attracting a larger consumer base. Advertisements are created for a specific purpose and cater to a particular target audience. Hence, the people in these commercials… Read More People With Disabilities In Indian Ads: Not Yet A Target Audience
A one-day national seminar on the “Roadmap for Effective Implementation of Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, 2016,” was organised by the Higher Education for Persons with Special Needs (HEPSN), Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP) and National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD), here recently. Heads… Read More Call to spread awareness about Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act
Intellectual disability refers to people who have been classified by one or more terms such as developmental disability, developmental delay and mental handicap. Recently, people classified as having ‘mental retardation’ are also being referred as having intellectual disability. Usually, people are considered to have intellectual disability if they have greater difficulty than most people with… Read More Residential Intellectual Disability Facilities Market – Global Industry Insights, Trends Analysis and Forecast 2016-2024
A student of Calctta Boys’ High School, Rohan lost his father hours before his Hindi examination. But he still sat for the test and scored a decent 63%. “My father had been in hospital and passed away barely four hours before my examination. I did consider skipping it, but then I felt that my father… Read More Personal loss, disability no obstacle for them