Action on Disability and Development (India)
Andhra Pradesh Karnataka Kerala Meghalaya Orissa Tamil Nadu Telangana
Care for the Physically/ Mentally Challenged
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Action on Disability and Development India promotes self-help and inclusion of persons with disabilities within the family and community and advocates for their rights and entitlements. It works with groups of persons with disabilities and their federations in the rural areas, with community based rehabilitation approach.
In rural Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, it has reached out to 450 children with disabilities, by organising regular physiotherapy clinics and home visits; 182 children with severe disability in these villages in the age group of 1 to 6 years, to learn Activities of Daily Living (ADL). Three camps were organized for 200 children, to create awareness about disability and think of ways of including children with disabilities, as one of them. 50 women with disabilities were brought together, encouraged to be part of other women’s groups and lead the initiative to build toilets through government schemes. Disabled Peoples Organisations were trained in leadership skills and in community-based rehabilitation work. It has taken an initiative to organise eye camps in collaboration with Aravind Eye Hospital; partnering with government departments in awareness campaigns to ensure benefits of government schemes reach the people in their area. Since August 2017, it has added two skill training programmes in Tamil Nadu and Karnakata for 50 women with disabilities.