About Disability

What is Autism? General Information and Frequently Asked Questions by Indian Parents

What is Autism? This is by far the most frequently asked question. Briefly, it is a severely incapacitating life long developmental disorder that typically occurs in the first three years of life. It causes impairment or disturbance in three main areas Social skills, communicative (verbal as well as non-verbal) skills and in their repetitive and restricted behaviors. Autistic individuals may...

Cognition & Learning

Cognition is "the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses". … Cognitive processes use existing knowledge and generate new knowledge. The six types of cognitive processes are Attention Perception Memory Language Learning Higher reasoning. The processes are interdependent and occur simultaneously. *Cognitive Processes in Education Cognitive Processes in psychology are analyzed in order to help...

Locomotor Disability

Locomotor disability forms the major proportion of the total disability population in India. As per Current census 2011, locomotor disability constitutes 20.3%among all disabilities. The figure may come down after RPWD Act 2016, as some of the conditions that were coming under locomotor disability identified as separate individual categories like dwarfism, muscular dystrophy,...

About Disability

A disability is any condition that makes it more difficult for a person to do certain activities or interact with the world around them. These conditions, or impairments, may be cognitive, developmental, intellectual, physical , sensory or a combination of multiple factors. Impairments causing disability may be present from birth or occur during a person's lifetime....

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Preamble             The States Parties to the present Convention,             (a)       Recalling the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations which recognize the inherent dignity and worth and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,             (b)       Recognizing that the United Nations,...

AICTE : Saksham Scholarship scheme for Student with Disabilities

Saksham is a MHRD Scheme being implemented by of AICTE aimed at providing encouragement and support to specially abled children to pursue Technical Education. This is an attempt to give every young student, who is otherwise specially abled, the opportunity too study further and prepare for a successful future. Salient Features of the Scheme Total Number of Scholarship-1000 per Annum...

National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999

The National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act was passed by Parliament in 1999. This act covers the following disability areas and is defined by the National Trust as follows: "Autism means a condition of uneven skill development primarily affecting the communication and social abilities of...

THE NATIONAL POLICY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, 2006

The Convention was adopted by UN General Assembly on December 13, 2006 and opened for signing by the State Parties on March 30, 2007. Adoption of the Convention has really imparted empowerment to Persons with Disabilities across the globe to demand their rights and make State, private and civil society agencies accountable for enjoying...

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016

The RPwD Act, 2016 was enacted on 28.12.2016 which came into force from 19.04.2017. The salient features of the Act are:- Responsibility has been cast upon the appropriate governments to take effective measures to ensure that the persons with disabilities enjoy their rights equally with others. Disability has been defined based on an evolving and...

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