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Rights & Responsibilities


What is a psychosocial disability?

The perception and understanding of disability has changed dramatically in the last century. Traditionally, the focus of a disability has been on the individual – and that means, the focus has been on the impairment. So let us begin with – what is an impairment? In the context of mental ...



Raising a special child

Prof Venkatesh, President, Karnataka Parents' Association for Mentally Retarded Citizens, talks about the challenges parents face in raising a child with mental illness and developmental disabilities.

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Featured Questions

My daughter, eight years old, has been attending a private school in the neighborhood for the past four years. She has some difficulty in writing and identifying characters which has stunted her progress. At home, we have found that with a little extra help she is able to cope, but she doesn’t get this attention from her teachers at school. Recently the school asked us to withdraw her, and look for another school because she wasn’t making progress. Are they entitled to do that? Shouldn’t they provide assistance for my child’s special needs?

While the 2012 amendment to the Right to Education Act 2009 speaks of inclusive education for children with disabilities, ...

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