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    Promoting Independent Living of Uniquely-Abled Adults

    Caring for a uniquely-abled person could be all-consuming. It usually takes its toll both emotionally and physically. While it can be hard to extract time and energy to make uniquely-abled adults more independent, the efforts are definitely worthwhile. Taking Inclusive Education for Uniquely-Abled Children Forward A sense of frustration among caregivers often gives a feeling…

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    Pipeline to Work: Uniquely-Abled Employment

    The relationship between being uniquely-abled and economic backwardness goes both ways. Both are directly related to each other. But still, little attention is given to the issue of uniquely-abled employment and the concerns of such people. The employment rate of uniquely-abled persons are a half or one-third of neuro-typical persons. Unemployment rate in some countries,…

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  • A Long Way Towards Being a Country Friendly to Uniquely-Abled Persons

    There are about 2.7 crore uniquely-abled persons living in India. According the Census of 2011, around 2.21 percent of the country’s population is uniquely-abled and that has certainly increased over the past six years. Unlike the West, the uniquely-abled in India are more socially vulnerable because of lack of quality education and barriers in attitude…

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    Taking Inclusive Education for Uniquely-Abled Children Forward

    Inclusive education is of paramount importance to integrate uniquely-abled children into the mainstream. Children need to be with other children. Sending an uniquely-abled child to   a special school usually doesn’t help. A truly inclusive school should be well equipped in every aspect and deliver quality education to all children. Adaptive Equipment for Special Needs Education…

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    Inclusive Uniquely-Abled Children Education in India

    Uniquely-abled children have the right to education just like their neuro-typical peers. Inclusive education addresses the learning needs of all children, with particular focus on those who are often excluded and isolated from the mainstream. Uniquely-abled children education in India, over the years, has come a long way. Uniquely-Abled Children and Inclusive Education in India…

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    Adaptive Equipment for Special Needs Children

    Adaptive equipment are undeniable necessities for special needs children. Such equipment are designed to help the children succeed in the classroom. The idea is to allow these children enough opportunities like their neuro-typical peers. The individual education plan (IEP) of a special needs child includes all the equipment required to ensure his/her success. While there…

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    Uniquely-Abled Children and Inclusive Education in India

    Inclusive education is for all. The concept includes everyone, even those on the margins, and the target is to bring them into the mainstream. Integrated education is passé. It’s all about inclusion and that involves uniquely-abled children as well. Uniquely-Abled Workers and the Indian Workplace Let’s face it. No amount of awareness can change people’s…

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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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    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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