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India’s U23 Wheelchair Basketball Team Gears Up for Big Bangkok Challenge

Date: 23rd Jan, 2017 28th Jan, 2017.
Venue : Bangkok , Thailand.

This first time in the history of Indian Paralympics Indian team has represented in an International match.

Yes, WCBB Indian U23 team is now in Bangkok participating in World Championship U23 Qualifying tournament for Asia Oceania Zone. Matches are from 21st to 28th January 2017.

India’s U23 Wheelchair Basketball Team Gears Up for Big Bangkok Challenge

History will be made next week as India’s wheelchair basketball team plays for the first time ever in the U23 Asia Oceania Zone qualifying tournament that will be held on January 23-28 in Bangkok, Thailand…

India’s U23 Wheelchair Basketball Team Gears Up for Big Bangkok Challenge

Contact Details

F.A.M.E India is a Foundation working for the last 15 years in training and enabling persons with special needs to live a life of dignity and self reliance.

Address

2nd Floor, No. 76, Conclave, Mahalingapuram Main Road, Mahalingapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu600 034, India.

Phone : 9841098056 / 9841609601
Email : info@wbfi.org.in

| | posted on:Jobs

Banking ops, transaction processing


job seekers with Orthopaedic disability (Mobility impairment) and Low vision

Location:
Mumbai

Industry: Computer Software

Occupational Category: Banking Transaction processing

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week

Description:
Announcing a great opportunity for job seekers with Orthopaedic disability (Mobility impairment) and Low vision. Special recruitment drive for a top MNC bank on ​21​st January 2017 in Mumbai

Educational requirements:

  • Graduate / Bcom, ( Except Engineers)

Experience requirements:

  • Freshers & Experienced (up to 2/3 years)

Please register by clicking on the below link and v-shesh will contact you with details:

Please rush your resume to deepak@v-shesh.com

Please feel free to contact Seema at 8105700733 OR Adam (7676106799) or email seema@v-shesh.com

Date Posted: 2017-01-18

| | posted on:Workshops

Comprehensive Management of Cerebral Palsy- A Three Day Workshop – Certification by F.A.M.E India

Date: 23rd Feb, 2017 25th Feb, 2017.
Venue : FAME Academy , 156, 2nd Main, 36th Cross, Jayanagar 4th Block, Bangalore- 560 082. Karnataka., India

Comprehensive_Management_Cerebral_ Palsy_2F.A.M.E India, Bangalore proposes to conduct a Comprehensive Management of Cerebral Palsy- A Three Day Workshop. This highly interactive and participative course will include case studies, group discussions, video films, practical counseling skills, role plays and personal coaching on interpersonal skills. Highly qualified faculty will facilitate this workshop.

Training Group: Practicing Physiotherapists, Students of Physiotherapy, Caregivers, Parents and Rehab Professionals.

Goal: The goal of this workshop is to provide a conceptually sound framework of knowledge, skills and attitude for management of Children and Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy.

Workshop Fees : Rs.5, 000 per Participant
Student Registration : Rs.4, 000 per Participant
* Early Bird Offer 10% Discount if Registered before January 31-2017

Workshop Content Coverage:

  • Introduction to Cerebral Palsy: Epidemiology and aetiology.
  • ICF model of framework: Concept of the International Classification on Functioning, Disability and Health.
  • Diagnostic process and Classification of Cerebral Palsy: Early signs of CP and assessment tools – Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS), Manual Ability Classification System
    (MACS).
  • Classification of Gait Patterns: Recognizing different gait patterns in unilateral and bilateral cerebral palsy, implications of gait patterns for interventions.
  • Intervention Activities: Mobility, ADL, Play
  • Adaptive/assistive Devices for children with cerebral palsy
  • Geriatric Care: Positioning and adaptations to reduce sores and pain

Training Objectives :

On conclusion of the workshop, the Participants will be able to

  • Develop and demonstrate the knowledge of epidemiology and aetiology of CP.
  • Develop and demonstrate the competency of using standardized assessment tools.
  • Apply ICF framework for improving the activity and participation level of persons with CP.
  • Develop and demonstrate the use of adaptive devices for functional independence.
  • List out the importance of play activities for Children
    with CP
  • Demonstrate transitional movements, posture correction and positioning to reduce sore and pain

Resource Persons :

  • Mrs. Geetha Chandrashekaran, Physiotherapy
    specializing in Pediatric Neurology
    , Bangalore
  • Dr.Sai Lakshmi, Head of the physiotherapy unit at Spastics Society of Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu

Course Coordinator

Misha Mariam Thomas, – MSW, M.Phil in Psychiatric Social Work, Bangalore

For details kindly call 9886898213 or 080 22446622 Email to tvsankar@fameindia.org or misha@fameindia.org

Application Download: Comprehensive Management of Cerebral Palsy Registration Form (DOC, 29KB)
Brochure Download : Comprehensive Management of Cerebral Palsy Brochure (PDF, 54KB)

Contact Details

F.A.M.E India is a Foundation working for the last 15 years in training and enabling persons with special needs to live a life of dignity and self reliance.

Address

FAME Academy, 156, 2nd Main, 36th Cross, Jayanagar 4th Block, Bangalore, Karnataka560082 ,India

Phone : 098868 98213
Email : tvsankar@fameindia.org

| | posted on:Jobs

Banking ops, transaction processing


Job Opportunity for Jobseekers with Orthopaedic Disability and Low vision

Location:
Bangalore

Industry: Computer Software

Occupational Category: Banking Transaction processing

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week

Description:
Announcing a great opportunity for job seekers with Orthopaedic disability (Mobility impairment) and Low vision. Special recruitment drive for a top MNC bank on ​21​st January 2017 in Bangalore

Educational requirements:

  • Graduate / Bcom, ( Except Engineers)

Experience requirements:

  • Freshers & Experienced (up to 2/3 years)

Please register by clicking on the below link and v-shesh will contact you with details:

Please rush your resume to deepak@v-shesh.com

Please feel free to contact Seema at 8105700733 OR Adam (7676106799) or email seema@v-shesh.com

Date Posted: 2017-01-18

| | posted on:Sports

15 ஆண்டு – மாற்றுத்திறனாளிக்கு மாநிலம் தழுவிய விளையாட்டுப் போட்டி

Date: Saturday, 18th February, 2017.
Venue : Nehru Park , Flowers Rd, Sastri Nagar, Chetpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600031 Maharastra., India

தமிழ்நாடு மாற்றுத்திறனாளிகள் கூட்டமைப்பின் அறக்கட்டளை கடந்த 15 ஆண்டுகளாக மாற்றுத்திறனாளிக்கு மாநிலம் தழுவிய விளையாட்டுப் போட்டியினை தொடர்ந்து நடத்தி வருகிறது. இந்தாண்டும் 16-வது முறையாக நடத்த திட்டமிடப்பட்டுள்ளது.

வரும் 18.02.2017 சனிக்கிழமை தமிழ்நாடு விளையாட்டு மேம்பாட்டு ஆணையத்தின் கட்டுப்பாட்டில் உள்ள நேரு பார்க்கில் நடைபெற உள்ளது.

இப்போட்டிகளில் கலந்து கொள்ள தமிழக முழுவதிலும் இருந்து விரும்பும் மாற்றுத்திறனாளி வீரர்கள் அதற்கான விண்ணப்பத்தை (விண்ணப்ப பதிவிறக்கம் செய்ய) 10.02.2017 க்கும் அனுப்பி வைக்க கேட்டுக்கொள்ளப்படுகிறது.

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மேலும் தொடர்புக்கு : திரு. கருப்பையா 9566116271, திரு சீனிவாசன் 9840433964 மற்றும் சந்திரகுமார் 9840305804.
Disability Sports in Tamil Nadu 2016

Contact Details

Address

NO.10, 4th Cross Street, Balaji Nagar, Ekkaduthangal,
Chennai, Tamilnadu600 032 ,India

Phone : (+91) 44-22251584
Email : tndfctrust@gmail.com

| | posted on:Disability Matrimony

All India Fifth Disability Matrimony Meet, by Voice Vision – Project of Basudeo Bubna Memorial Trust

Date: Saturday, 25th February, 2017.
Venue : Golden Leaf Banquet , ,5th Floor, Link House, Link Road, Opp. Eccha Purti Hanuman Temple, Malad West, Mumbai – 400064. Nearest Bus Stop – Chincholi Bunder Maharastra., India


All India Fifth Disability Matrimony Meet – Get Together
Register before 15 Feb on:

Contact us:
Sushmeetha for any query on +91 22 40400000 / 9820566010 (between 11:30am to 5:30pm) or email at contact@voicevision.in

Fee details: Rs. 100/- per participant & Rs. 100/- for Escort / Parent / Guardian – inclusive of refreshments.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Minimum Age: completed 21 years for men & 18 years for women.
  2. Minimum Qualification: Tenth standard.
  3. Marital Status: Unmarried, Divorcee, Widow or Widower.
  4. Disabled / Non-disabled: Individual with physical disability or without any disability (Non-disabled who wish to marry disabled).
  5. Documents Required:
    • Complete Bio-Data
    • Passport size photograph.
    • Age Proof: Copy of birth certificate/ PAN Card/ Passport/ Aadhar Card/ Voters ID Card/
    • Proof of Education: Copy of Latest Degree / Diploma/ School Leaving Certificate/ any other.

India’s Blind Date on London’s Channel 4, UNREPORTED WORLD 2016

International Reporting “Match your abilities rather than matching disabilities” Coverage of Voice Vision “Fourth Across Disability Matrimonial Get-together” held on 12th March 2016 was featured on …

Contact Details

Address

103, Synthofine Estate ‘ A’ , Behind Virwani Industrial Estate, Off, Aarey Road, Goregaon Mumbai, Maharastra400063 ,India

Phone : +91 – 22 – 4040 0000
Email : contact@voicevision.in

| | posted on:Publications
Religion and disability
Henri-Jacques StikerPaperback by

Price: €32.00
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Product details

Total Pages : 326 pages
Publisher: Hermann Publishers25 January 2017
Language: Franch & English
ISBN: 9782705693428

The perception we have of disability and the place that society as a whole must give to people with disabilities is a matter of much debate. But what do religions say, whether they are written or oral? The purpose of this book is to examine their relationship to the various forms of infirmity: what representations, what discourses are found in the founding texts, but also myths and different religious practices? From the lameness of Jacob to the stammering of Moses, from the madness of Saul to the problematic bodies of Muhammad or Buddha, through ancestral fears and the often related malaise, representations of infirmity with the treatments that ensue, Are understood only by the connection with the type of deities or spirits whose religions are endowed.

In turn, a sin, a prohibition, a sign of a curse, or sometimes, on the other hand, a symbol of an elevated cause, infirmity assumes different meanings depending on the complexity and specificity of each religion. If the relation to the disability of a particular religion is not generalizable to the society from which it emanates, the latter, on the other hand, is here an opportunity to examine, through an unprecedented bias, the great theories of religion.

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| | posted on:Conference

Public lecture on on – Emerging trends in mental health activism, disability and development: A critical perspective By Bhargavi Davar

Date: 19th January, Thursday 2017.
Venue : Anveshi Research Centre for Women’s Studies , Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad – 500 032. Telangana., India


bhargavi davar profile imageDr Bhargavi Davar, a distinguished thinker, activist and founder of Bapu Trust will deliver a lecture on emerging trends in mental health activism, disability and development.

She will bring her critical perspective and acumen to survey the current state of the field and share her insights regarding the issues in mental health that confront us today. Bhargavi will elaborate her views on how we need to reformulate our questions about mental health in critical theory, aligning theory with practice (or practices).

Further, she will describe recent international developments that align mental health activism and disability politics, leading to a paradigm shift and provoking a need for a change of articulation in the mental health problematic. People who have been diagnosed “mentally ill” in different parts of the world have made new alliances and recalculated the possibilities of having a new identity, as persons with disability, thus making a bid to bypass the madness narrative.

In Bapu Trust advocacy this bypass of discourse has helped in political movement building. To get a seat in the disability sector has been a difficult process, but within that movement, alliances have been built by sharing experiences of identity and marginalization.

So if the concept of madness energized a politically assertive identity assumed to subvert the dominant medical construction of the mentally ill, the person with disability was equally an opportunistic mantle worn to bypass an entire medical discourse spanning the gap between madness and mental disorder.

All are welcome!

Do look out for other similar public events in Anveshi during the coming months regarding contemporary trends in the politics of health and disability in India and around the world.

Contact Details

Address

Convener, Committee for Cell for Persons with Disabilities, Hyderabad, Telangana500 032 ,India

Email : anveshirc@gmail.com

| | posted on:Resources

As you aware, the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 has been enacted on 28th December, 2016.

Suggestions from public for formulation of Rules under the RPwDs Act, 2016The Central Government has the power to frame the rules under section 100 and State Government has the power to make rules under section 101. The Central Government is in the process of formulating rules under the said Act. The Act is available on this website link at
http://disabilityaffairs.gov.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/RPWD%20ACT%202016.pdf

Members of the public are requested to forward their suggestions / inputs, if any for formulating Rules, by e-mail to kvs.rao13@nic.in

Downloads :

20170106 RPWD Rules Notice.pdf(128KB, PDF).
Website- RPwD Act-2016(50KB, PDF).
RPWD ACT 2016(1MB, PDF).

 

ref:
F. No 16-17/2016-DD-III (Pt)
Government of India Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Department for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

webiste : http://www.disabilityaffairs.gov.in/content/viewpage/suggestions-from-public-for-formulation-of-rules-under-the-rpwds-act–2016.php

 

 

| | posted on:Education

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary Inclusive Education Fellowship Program

Develop leadership skills to support educational inclusion in your country

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary Inclusive Education Fellowship ProgramThe ADA Anniversary Fellowship Program in Inclusive Education will enable 28 participants from India, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Armenia to participate in a 6-week intensive fellowship program at a wide variety of organizations in Minnesota or Arizona that support the educational inclusion of children with disabilities. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is administered by the University of Minnesota (UMN) and Arizona State University (ASU) in collaboration with international partners including Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in India, Nazarbayev University & Bilim Central Asia Education Center in Kazakhstan; Armenian State Pedagogical University in Armenia; and National Precarpathian University and the Odesa Development Fund in Ukraine.

Truly inclusive education means that all children, including those with disabilities, are educated with their peers without disabilities in general education classrooms in their local schools. It involves more than such children being physically present and includes their active participation in all aspects of classroom life.
Prior to the fellowship experience, participants will work with coordinators at the UMN and ASU and in their respective countries to develop person-centered fellowship plans. These plans will tailor fellows’ experiences in the U.S. to ensure that they meet their needs and interests. After their experience in the U.S., fellows will use what they have learned to enhance the implementation of inclusive education in their own countries.

Program Activities

During their fellowship experience participants will learn about:

  • Strategies to enhance the educational development of all students within inclusive classrooms;
  • The critical roles and responsibilities of regular and special education teachers and specialists, parents/families, and students themselves in the inclusive education process;
  • How to develop and work effectively within multidisciplinary inclusive education teams;
  • Strategies that will enhance the ability of children and youth with disabilities and their families to more easily access education within inclusive classrooms;
  • Approaches to effectively work with program administrators and policy-makers to increase support for educating all children within inclusive classrooms;
  • Steps to support the development of family-based inclusive education advocacy groups; and
    Much more!

Over the course of their stay in the U.S., fellows will work and form connections with mentors from host organizations whose work focuses on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in varied settings. Participants will learn about the work of their mentors as well as contribute to an inclusion-based project being implemented within the organization. Based on their experiences in the U.S. and the inclusive education needs in their countries, fellows with develop both a concept and action plan for an Inclusive Education Grand Challenge Project. This is a project, focused on enhancing policy supportive of inclusive education, improving educational practice, increasing public awareness, or other topics, will be implemented be teams of fellows working collaboratively in their home country with partner organizations as well as U.S. mentors.

Funding and Support

Fellows will receive full funding for their Fellowship travel to and within the U.S. including:

    • Round-trip airfare between home country and U.S.
    • Airfare to Washington D.C. prior to the return to home countries
    • Accommodations either in the form of home stays or hotel lodging
    • A living allowance (or equivalent supports) to cover the costs of meals and incidental expenses
    • Reimbursement for expenses related to obtaining J-1 visas including transportation to a U.S. embassy or consulate for necessary interviews
    • Accident and health insurance for the duration of the Fellowship in the U.S.
    • Disability-related accommodations, if needed
    • Ground transportation while in the U.S.

Fellowship Program Requirements

In order to take part in the program participants need to be:

  • A citizen and resident of Kazakhstan, Armenia, Ukraine, or India
  • An early to mid-career professional between 25–45 years of age (born between January 1st 1972 and January 1st 1992)
  • Eligible to receive a U.S. J-1 visa
    • Not currently participating in an academic, training, or research program in the U.S. Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously taken part in U.S. government sponsored exchanges
    • Available to travel to the U.S. between mid-April and late May 2017 for 6 weeks
    • Committed to returning to their country for a minimum of 2-years after completing the program
    • Proficient in spoken and written English;
    • Willing and able to collaborate with other team members to implement an Inclusive Education Grand Challenge Project following return to one’s home country

Other Important Information

The ADA Inclusive Education Fellowship Program is a merit-based competition open to candidates in Kazakhstan, Armenia, Ukraine, or India who meet eligibility requirements. All applications will be reviewed by a selection panel that includes representatives from both the U.S. and partnering organizations from the home country. Semi-finalists will be interviewed and must pass an English language proficiency test. Applicants will be considered based on the following criteria:

  • Program requirements listed above;
  • Professional goals aligned with the inclusion of persons with disabilities in educational settings;
  • Professional experience in inclusive education and/or disabilities;
    Work experience with or for non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government, universities, schools or community-based organizations focused on the inclusion of persons with disabilities;
  • Demonstrated leadership and collaboration skills;
  • Ideas for an inclusive education project to be implemented in one’s country following the exchange;

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply as reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed. Application materials are available in alternative formats (e.g., Braille) upon request.
For additional information or to request a hard copy of the application, contact Sandhya Limaye at limaye.sandhya@gmail.com.

Information can also be obtained by contacting Brian Abery at the Univ. of Minnesota at abery001@umn.edu. Applications are available at: https://umn.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5tdDI3bjRniENcp and will be accepted from December 15th 2016 through January 27th 2017.

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