April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day

March 31, 2012

The month of April is Autism Awareness month and April 2, 2012 is the fifth World Autism Awareness Day. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with awareness-raising events. Infinite Ability is joining ‘Autism Speaks’ initiative of ‘Light It Up Blueto help shine a light on autism. Light It Up Blue, in its third year, is a unique global initiative to help raise awareness about the growing public health concern that is autism. Iconic landmarks around the world will ‘Light It Up Blue’ to show their support. 

Action for Autism’ (National Centre for Autism, Delhi) has released following events to raise awareness in India:

2 April- Book Release: Why Me? By Mr Krishna Narayanan at IIC Multipurpose Hall, Delhi

2 April- Light it up Blue Campaign at Char Minar, Ripon Building Chennai,National Institutes in Delhi

2 April- ‘Today 2 April is World Autism Awareness Day’- Tickers on TV Channels

2 April- AUTISM AWARENESS JAMBOREE- Art carnival & free multidisciplinary consultation camp at Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre, Delhi.

5 April- Workshop for Parents & Professionals on Hanen More Than Words and  the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) by Veronica Smith at National Centre for Autism

6-8 April- PLANET AUTISM 2012- Group Show by artists on the Autism spectrum at Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre

7 April- Celebrate Diversity: Celebrate Autism Annual Day by National Centre for Autism 


3rd annual 2-day EOC sports meet for students with disabilities

March 21, 2012


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‘INITATIVE’ by EOC of Kamala Nehru College

March 21, 2012

The Equal Opportunity Cell of Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi, is organizing ‘INITATIVE’ one day event to inspire and sensitize stakeholders by sharing experience and knowledge with eminent speakers. The event is on 22nd March from 9.30 am to 4 pm and being convened by Dr Jyoti Dhawan. Here is the program schedule.

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21 March is World Down Syndrome Day

March 20, 2012


World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) was established by Down Syndrome International in 2006 and has been observed in over 60 countries worldwide to date. It is held on 21 March (21/3) to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of chromosome 21 which causes the genetic condition.

The aim of the day is to raise awareness and understanding about Down syndrome, and to promote the inherent rights of persons with Down syndrome to enjoy full and dignified lives and be active and valuable pa...

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Show cause notice to Spice Jet & DGCA on Miss Ghosh's matter

February 23, 2012

I earlier appealed on Feburary 20 to Hon’able Chief Commissioner of Disabilities to take suo-moto cognisance of Miss Jeeja Ghosh’s matter. Today I got a favourable response from CCPD:

---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: O/o CCPD ccpd@nic.in via nic.in
To: Dr Satendra Singh <dr.satendra@gmail.com
>                                                                                    Date: Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Subject: Appeal to take suo motice notice of offloading of person...
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Appeal to take suo motu notice of offloading of person with Cerebral Palsy from Spice Jet flight

February 20, 2012

 ---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: Dr Satendra Singh <dr.satendra@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 9:30 AM
Subject: Appeal to take suo motice notice of offloading of person with Cerebral Palsy from Spice Jet flight
ccpd@nic.in, min-sje@sb.nic.in, cvo.dgca@nic.in
Cc: AppellateAuthority@spicejet.com,


Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities 

O/o CCPD, Min. of Social Justice & Empowerment 

Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi-01 

(Kind attention: Sh. Pras...

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India marks a year since last polio case

January 20, 2012

The top US health official administered polio vaccination drops to children in New Delhi on Friday as India marked one year since its last case of the crippling disease.

The milestone is a major victory in the global effort to eradicate polio. If no previously undisclosed cases are uncovered in the coming weeks, India will be removed from the list of endemic countries, leaving only Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.

US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius marked the day by ...

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Perspectives 2 submissions now open!

December 16, 2011

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

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

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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