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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Career, Technology and Children with Learning Disabilities

    As adults, our professional life often becomes an integral part of our identity. It becomes a matter of happiness and self-esteem for most of us. The quality of life we lead is often directly influenced by the work we do. From time to time, especially in our late teens, we are often asked about our…

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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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    Choosing the Right Job for People with Autism

    Jobs for people with autism should be chosen keeping in mind their strengths. Both low and high functioning people with autism lack short-term working memory. However, they often have better long-term memory compared to most neuro-typical people. Uniquely-abled people usually struggle with multitasking, but at the same time, are visual thinkers. Autism Therapy Methods: Auditory…

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    Employment Opportunities for Uniquely-Abled Individuals in India

    The government of India is one the biggest employers of labor in the world. The railways and the telecom ministry employ the largest number of people. The Union government has reserved three percent vacancies for the uniquely-abled individuals, out of which one percent is reserved for people with visual impairment. Another one percent is reserved…

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    The Truth about Autism Savant

    It’s not unusual for the parents of a child having autism, to be told by someone that autism implies great ability and intelligence. The reality, however, is that in extremely rare cases a child may be an autism savant. While children with autism are often intelligent and can be a great asset to the society,…

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