Tamil nadu scheme for differently abled

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Tamil Nadu has been always a pioneer in the implementation of welfare schemes for all sections of socially disadvantaged groups.  Recently a separate administrative department in the Secretariat called Department for the Welfare of the Differently Abled Persons has been created under the direct supervision of Hon’ble Chief Minister. With a view to eliminate the social stigma attached to the description of persons based on their disability namely physically handicapped, blind, deaf etc., it was announced by the Government to refer them as Differently Abled Persons as they possess exceptional and extraordinary talents. Awareness is being created among public to accept them as natural partners of growth and provide them access to service and equal participation in social life to create an inclusive society. The Government of Tamil Nadu through various policies and initiatives have extended full support to the Differently Abled Persons in their pursuit of full and equal involvement in every aspect of society. Various schemes have been announced by the Government to make sure that the differently abled persons are in equal status to the other people. he thrust areas of Government are as follows:-

  • prevention of disabilities
  • early detection and intervention
  • rehabilitation measures
  • development of professionals for rehabilitation
  • provision for assistive devices
  • education and economic empowerment including
  • self-employment
  • creation of barrier free environment.
  • social security