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I am Uniquely-Abled, Not Disabled

Several questions emerge when a loved one, maybe someone in our family, is diagnosed with a medical condition. What will it mean for their future? How will they cope with the real world? How will their life change after the revelation? How will others deal with this person who is different from others? “Disabled” is…

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    Uniquely-Abled Workers and the Indian Workplace

    For the most part of it, Indian companies have largely ignored uniquely-abled individuals as part of a viable workforce. Only in a handful of industries like education and some government jobs, there are a small percentage of seats reserved for uniquely-abled workers. Most of these seats, unfortunately, go unclaimed. Challenges to Special Education in India…

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    Challenges to Special Education in India

    The need for special education has gained momentum in India only in the last few years. But still, the concept of special education in India, is mired in many superstitions and myths. Unlike the West, special education in India has to go a long way regarding its acceptance. It’s important that everything starts at the…

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    Inclusive Corporate Training for Uniquely-Abled Persons

    Hunting for jobs after completing formal education is usually a big challenge for most people in today’s competitive world. However, uniquely-abled persons have far fewer job options than their neuro-typical peers. Even if they manage to land an employment, they have to be properly trained to make them suitable for the job. Employment for Uniquely-Abled…

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    Making Differently-Abled People Skilled and Job Ready

    Differently-abled people in India are often financially excluded because they are unbanked. It’s therefore very important to enhance their skills so that they can find gainful employment. Over the last few years, it has been largely acknowledged that being differently-abled is both a developmental and a major human rights issue. Choosing the Right Job for…

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    Employment for Uniquely-Abled Individuals and Government Provisions

    Uniquely-abled individuals, should be encouraged to take up courses, while they are still in high school so that they can become job-ready when they graduate. Computer programming, drafting, commercial art, and similar courses can keep uniquely-abled individuals involved and motivated, and at the same time, serve as refuge from teasing. The Truth about Autism Savant…

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    Acceptance of Uniquely-Abled People in India

    The Indian uniquely-abled rights movement began in the early 1990s and was inspired by its counterpart in the US. The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunity, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act was passed in 1995 which guarantees uniquely-abled people the accessibility, education, and employment like all other citizens in the country. It’s largely because…

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    Uniquely-Abled Persons: How They Can Contribute to the India Growth Story

    According to the 2011 census, approximately 70-90 million people in India are uniquely-abled. The actual number is certainly larger now. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that at least 15% of the world population is uniquely-abled. This means that India too has a 15% uniquely-abled population. Choosing the Right Job for People with Autism The…

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    Education for Differently-Abled Persons in India

    Education is being increasingly viewed as a major tool to empower differently-abled persons today. Education, as a social science discipline, helps to pass civic and cultural values between generations. It plays an important role to help this section of the society to live with honor and dignity, and independence and confidence. Career, Technology and Children…

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