Adopting a child with special needs

Adopting a child with special needs

Adopting a child with special needs doesn’t require a waiting period: WCD

The government said on Wednesday that there is no waiting period for people who want to adopt a child with special needs or from the immediate placement category, which primarily includes older children.

Most of these kids are older than five. Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani stated in a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha that while there is a long waiting list for PAPs who want to adopt a child with special needs and a child from the immediate placement category, there is no waiting list for normal children up to the age of six (mostly older children).

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At Mitti Cafe in Bengaluru Airport, which is run by persons with impairments, everything is about inclusivity.

A non-profit organisation called Mitti Cafe seeks to promote workplace equality while giving persons with physical, mental, and other disabilities a chance to realise their potential. Shivani Kava and Ravichandran N of The News Minute provide updates from the recently launched cafe.

Many people view college as a location where they can start a new part of their lives. Alam is having an impact on the community of people with disabilities in India as the founder and CEO of Mitti Cafe, an NGO with a chain of cafes that offers practical training and employment to adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Since the company’s founding in 2017, hundreds of adults with special needs have operated Mitti Cafe locations around the US, preparing and serving over 10 million meals. The idea for this project first emerged during Alam’s undergraduate years in 2016, after she watched P Sainath’s documentary Nero’s Guests about the farmer suicides in Vidharba.

The government would spend Rs 1037.90 billion on the New India Literacy Programme over the next five years.

The New India Literacy Programme (NILP) will cost the central government a total of Rs. 1037.90 crore over its five-year lifespan, the MoS for Education Annpurna Devi stated in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on December 12.

The New India Literacy Programme [NILP] was recently approved by the Indian government for the budget years 2022 to 2027. The Ministry of Education launched this programme to address several facets of adult education around the nation.The cost to implement the plan would be around Rs. 1038 crore, of which the central government would pay Rs. 700 crore and the states the balance Rs. 1038 crore.

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Bengaluru hosts a beauty pageant to commemorate International Disability Month.

Happiness is Khushi, an online school, and Information and Resource Centre (IRC), a nonprofit organisation, collaborated to organise Adyatma, a beauty pageant event for persons with various talents, earlier on Sunday in Bengaluru to commemorate International Disability Month in December.

The participants, who came from all across the country, walked the ramp and participated in a variety of singing, dancing, and other activities throughout the event.

There are numerous obstacles preventing the estimated one billion people orwith disabilities from participating fully in many important facets of society. As a result, individuals with disabilities do not have equitable access to all facets of society, including social and political involvement, work, and opportunities for mobility.

In order to build strong democracies, encourage active citizenship, and lessen social inequality, the right to participate in public life is crucial.

Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru introduces unique accommodations for people with disabilities

The Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru has started offering specific services for people with hidden disability and those with limited mobility. Officials at Bengaluru Airport have also set up a special entry gate for these individuals. Entry Gate No. 5 will now be accessible to such individuals with disabilities.

Bengaluru Airport tweeted about the effort and said, “#BLRAirport is designed to be passenger friendly. Our services are designed to meet the needs and limitations of people who have limited mobility. We pledge to keep up our efforts to be inclusive and supportive on International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This strengthens their capacity for self-determination and helps them establish their own priorities.

Investments in jobs, health, nutrition, education, and social protection are all part of empowerment. When people feel empowered, they are more equipped to seize opportunities, act as change agents, and more readily accept their civic duties.

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Despite the obstacles and societal expectations, they nonetheless succeed.

Anil Aneja, a professor at Delhi University, and business leader Faisal Ashraf Nomani have a lot in common, including having physical disabilities from birth, fighting cultural standards, advocating for others, and being recognised for their work.
The two people, who have both worked in the disability and employment field for ten years, added one more thing in common to their biodata on Saturday.
“It is really rewarding to win this prize, which is itself a huge acknowledgement of persons with disabilities,” Aneja, who is currently the chair of the English department at DU, said. My journey has been full of difficulties, but it has also been full of successes and tremendous fulfilment.”

Higher education should be facilitated for students with disabilities, according to Vineet Gupta of Ashoka University.

A big step is going from high school to college. For people with exceptional needs, the additional demands brought on by this adjustment can be crippling. A stable employment guarantees a life of independence in society. However, the reality is very alarming in developing countries like India, where only a small percentage of people with disabilities have access to higher education.

According to Vineet Gupta, founder of Ashoka University, higher education for students child with special needs should be a top focus for all higher education institutions. It exhorts decision-makers to take into account alternatives like course exemptions, substitutes, or the potential for a curtailed curriculum depending on needs in addition to allowing the use of assistive equipment and technologies.

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IIT-Madras organises a sporting event for people with disabilities.

For many of the participants who gathered at the IIT-Madras to try out sports on Sunday, it was a first-of-its-kind experience. A sports carnival called “Sports 4 All” was put on by the new Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-National Center for Assistive Health Technology as part of a project to make it possible for people with disabilities to participate in sports (NCAHT).

Twelve sports, including wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair racing, wheelchair shooting, badminton, powerlifting, and board games with adaptable equipment, had stalls set up for the use of the participants.

According to campaigners, Kerala is inaccessible due to steep ramps and a lack of attention to non-physical disabilities.

At TNM, December is the follow-up month where we look back at previous headlines for a status update.

We are unable to give the ramp facility [for those with disabilities] either due to the local authorities not obtaining permission or the construction not being viable, according to a sign behind an ATM counter at Vazhuthacaud in Thiruvananthapuram. The building’s basement contains the ATM, which is accessible by a set of steps. Additionally, connections to the bank’s other ATMs with ramps are provided in the message.

A person with a handicap or organisations that support people with disabilities would tell you that this is not the least bit shocking. The majority of public spaces in Kerala are still inaccessible to people with disabilities.

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Despite the odds, a 26-year-old swimmer wins the Tenzing Norgay award.

When excellence goes above and beyond expectations, inspiring stories are born.  He has participated in numerous national and international swimming trips where he has broken numerous records. Swimming the English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel, Manhattan Marathon Swim, and Gateway of India to Dharamtar are just a few of the notable accomplishments.

Shubham, a 26-year-old inhabitant of Nerul, has received the esteemed Tenzing Norgay National Award in adventure sports from the Indian government’s ministry of youth affairs.

Disabled People Can’t Be Denied Health Coverage, HC Slams IRDAI For Calling Them “Sub-Standard Lives”

The fact that insurance companies are required by law to provide coverage to people with disabilities, HIV-positive people, and those who are mentally ill is excessive, and IRDAI should make sure that the insurance industry complies with all of its circulars and other policies.

The Delhi High Court has ordered the insurance regulator to hold a meeting of all insurance companies to devise health insurance programmes for individuals with disabilities and introduce them, ideally within two months, after noting that the right to life includes the right to health.

According to the most recent numbers available, about 26 million people in India—or an estimated 2.1 percent of the population—have a disability. A person may experience physical or intellectual handicap at any time due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances. There is no single, accepted definition of disability, according to experts. Even while a group of symptoms may appear to be related medically, it is very possible that each person’s needs will vary from those of someone else with the same illness.

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Supreme Court orders universities to make sure that no student with a disability is denied entry to the CLAT 2023 exam

A panel made up of Justice PS Narasimha and Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud ruled that the worthy impaired student should not be denied access to a scribe to administer the exam. According to the information that is currently accessible, disability rights activist Arnab Roy launched the public interest litigation (PIL).

The scribe must be in the 11th standard or lower and not enrolled in any coaching centres, and the activist has raised concerns about the requirement for a baseline disability in order to use scribes.

Disability is a product of the interplay between people with disabilities and social and environmental constraints that prevent them from fully and equally participating in society. According to the 2011 Census, people with disabilities make up 2.21% of the entire population of India. 7.62% of people with disabilities are under the age of six.

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