Browsing Archive: December, 2011

Perspectives 2 submissions now open!

Posted by Satendra Singh on Friday, December 16, 2011, In : Autism 

Perspectives 2 submissions now open!


The editors of Perspectives: Poetry Concerning Autism and Other Disabilities have announced their latest project. Perspectives 2 will be the second anthology of the Perspectives series.

Released late in 2010, Perspectives is an anthology of poetry about various neurological, psychological, social, and communicative disabilities, with a strong focus on the autism spectrum. It included poetry written by the disabled, their friends, their loved ones, servi...

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UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Posted by Satendra Singh on Monday, December 5, 2011,

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol was adopted on 13 December 2006 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and was opened for signature on 30 March 2007. There were 82 signatories to the Convention, 44 signatories to the Optional Protocol, and 1 ratification of the Convention. 

The Convention is intended as a human rights instrument with an explicit, social development dimension. It adopts a broad categorization of persons with disa...

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13th Helen Keller Awards

Posted by Satendra Singh on Monday, December 5, 2011,

 The 13th Helen Keller awards were given by National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) and Shell, felicitating the work of role model persons with disabilities and individual supporters and organizations that created opportunities for people with disabilities. The ceremony was held at IIC New Delhi on 02 Dec 2011 where Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, Mr Ajay Maken gave away the awards. The list of awardees is here. 
Photo courtesy: Mr S.C.Vashishth.

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Disability Myths

Posted by Dr Satendra Singh, Enabling Unit on Monday, December 5, 2011, In : Autism 

 Disability Myths

In my opinion the biggest discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (PwD) is attitudinal. There assumptions may take the form of myths as well as stereotypes. On International Day of PwD’s, I am sharing with you ten myths people encountered regarding disabilities and the truths behind them.

Myth: People with Learning Disability and Attention Deficient Disorder are not very smart.

Fact: Intelligence has nothing to do with Learning Disability and Attention Deficien...

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I am more than you think you see

Posted by Dr Upreet Dhaliwal on Saturday, December 3, 2011,

I may not see as well as you do

And I may stumble a time or two

But I find delight in refrain

Feel sunshine, hear rain

As well, nay better, than you do.


I may not be formed in a way that you are used to

And my clumsiness may slow down our games too

But you should see what I do

With a paintbrush or two

I could teach you about beauty. And poetry too


 I may not be the brightest in my batch

And my speech may not be up to scratch

Though my thoughts are confined

I am loving and k...

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World Disabled Day: Dr Neeraja Kumar writes

Posted by Dr Neeraja Kumar on Thursday, December 1, 2011,

International  Day  of  Persons  with  Disabilities  is  annually  observed  on  3rd Dec ,with  following  objectives:

1-To promote an awareness of disability issues.

2-The fundamental rights of persons with disabilities.

3-Integration  of  such  people  in  the  main  stream  of  society like  social, political, cultural  etc.

 As  able persons, we  must  support  the  voluntary  organisations who  are  doing  a  lot to  raise  awareness  on  this  theme  and  help disabled  persons in  ...

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