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Editorial

Editorial

Inclusive systems provide a better quality education for all children and are instrumental in changing discriminatory attitudes. Schools provide the context for a child’s first relationship with the world outside their families, enabling the development of social relationships and interactions. Respect and understanding grow when students of diverse abilities and backgrounds play, socialize, and learn together. Education that excludes and …

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Disabled Cricket: Alam in History Books with Century

Disabled Cricket: Alam in History Books with Century

PHOTO COURTESY: PAKISTAN DISABLED CRICKET ASSOCIATION KARACHI: Opener Hasnain Alam hit the first ever century of the Physically Disability (PD) T20 cricket and medium pacer Zubair Saleem took three wickets as Pakistan’s disabled cricket team overwhelmed Bangladesh in their third match of the 2016 ICC Academy PD T20 Tournament yesterday. Chasing a 162-run target set by Pakistan, Bangladesh could only muster …

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UN Rights Experts Urge Pakistan to Halt Execution of Man with Disability

UN Rights Experts Urge Pakistan to Halt Execution of Man with Disability

UNITED NATIONS -  Four United Nations human rights experts have urged Pakistani authorities to halt the execution of Imdad Ali, a man with a psychosocial disability, and to re-try him in compliance with international standards. “It is a violation of death penalty safeguards to impose capital punishment on individuals with a psychosocial disability,” the UN experts said in a joint …

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Writer and Disability Campaigner Thrashed in Goa Theatre for Not Standing Up During National Anthem

Writer and Disability Campaigner Thrashed in Goa Theatre for Not Standing Up During National Anthem

Award-winning writer and disability campaigner Salil Chaturvedi, who suffers from spinal injury could not rise to his feet, when he was thrashed by a couple standing in the aisle above him. A disabled person was allegedly assaulted at a multiplex in Panaji, Goa when he didn’t stand up while the national anthem was being played, according to a Times of …

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'Stroke' Leading Cause of Death in Bangladesh

'Stroke' Leading Cause of Death in Bangladesh

Cerebrovascular disease or stroke remains the leading cause of all deaths in Bangladesh, followed by ischemic heart disease in 2015, the latest Lancet report revealed Friday. Stroke causes 16 per cent of all deaths, followed by ischemic heart disease 14.3 per cent, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 8.2 per cent, diabetes 5.4 per cent and lower respiratory infection 3.9 per …

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Find out their strengths, Stephen Shore tells Bangladesh parents of autistic children

Find out their strengths, Stephen Shore tells Bangladesh parents of autistic children

Stephen Shore, who is well known for relating his life to the many challenges facing people on the autism spectrum, has urged parents to find out strengths of their autistic children. He was speaking in Dhaka at a Shuchona Foundation event on Friday. Saima Wazed Hossain, the US-licensed school psychologist and daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, leads the not-for-profit …

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Rutgers Club Raises Money for Individuals with Disabilities

Rutgers Club Raises Money for Individuals with Disabilities

Courtesy of Tiana Jayanathan | RU Limbitless hosts Suture Workshops, where students can learn from professionals how to sew up patient injuries. The instructors bring in bananas for participants to practice on. RU Limbitless is a new student organization at Rutgers University that focuses on providing resources for individuals with disabilities around the world. Tiana Jayanathan said she started RU Limbitless with her …

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Challenges Faced by Elders in Sri Lanka

Challenges Faced by Elders in Sri Lanka

On October 1, we commemorated the International Day of the Elders. Sri Lanka has become a country with an ageing population which is increasing more rapidly than the other countries in the world as predicted by demographers. It is timely and appropriate to observe the challenges faced by elders and discuss possible avenues available for them to face these challenges. …

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Why Sri Lanka Needs Comprehensive and Integrated Responses to Mental Health Issues

Why Sri Lanka Needs Comprehensive and Integrated Responses to Mental Health Issues

Today marks the World Mental Health Day under the theme ‘Dignity in mental health-Psychological and mental health first aid for all’. The aim of this year’s theme is to prepare people to confidently tackle the stigma, isolation and discrimination that continue to affect those who suffer from mental health conditions, their families and caregivers. Psychological first aid covers both psychological …

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Access for Disabled Marks Tourism Day

Access for Disabled Marks Tourism Day

“TOURISM for All” - improving accessibility for disabled people around the globe - is a highlighted theme at World Tourism Day, hosted by Thailand for the first time. World Tourism Day is held every September 27 by the United Nations World Tourism Organ Events marking the occasion began yesterday with a media workshop under the topic “The Role of Media …

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Crisis for Children with Disabilities

Crisis for Children with Disabilities

Parliament Should Act Urgently to Mandate Inclusive Education Johannesburg – South Africa’s Parliament should urgently address the crisis in inclusive education affecting children with disabilities, Inclusive Education South Africa, SECTION27, Human Rights Watch, and the Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape, said today. The groups were responding to President Jacob Zuma’s statement at the national Disability Rights Summit on March …

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Funding Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities in Developing Countries

Funding Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities in Developing Countries

Egypt is one of many developing countries where there are few resources for children with disabilities. Credit: Cam McGrath/IPS. UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 2016 (IPS) - About half of the world’s 65 million school-age children with disabilities in developing countries are reportedly out of school, according to a new report regarding inclusive education funding for children with disabilities. Inclusive, equal and …

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Being Single Now A 'Disability,' Says World Health Organization

Being Single Now A 'Disability,' Says World Health Organization

What’s worse than being single? Other than being alone. the WHO has also branded perennially single people as persons with disabilities. (GrandFinaleBand's channel/YouTube) Nowadays, being single should be considered as optional. People are more liberated when it comes to the notion of a relationship status. There have been a lot of studies about benefits of marriage but being single shouldn't …

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For the Disability Community, Tech is the Great Equalizer

For the Disability Community, Tech is the Great Equalizer

Welcome to Tech Enabled, a new series chronicling the role tech plays in providing new kinds of accessibility. When it comes to technology, we're often obsessed with the latest and hottest gadget or app. Here at CNET, where we breathlessly jump from writing about Apple's iPhone 7 one day to trying out Sony's PlayStation VR the next, we know all too well what it's …

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Half of the World’s Disabled Children are Out of School: Report

Half of the World’s Disabled Children are Out of School: Report

At least half of the world’s 65 million school-age children with disabilities are kept out of the classroom because little to no money is budgeted for their needs, disability rights groups said in a report on Monday. Light for the World, a charity which supported the research, said stigma and misinformation surrounding disability as well as a lack of data …

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Disability No Reason To Deny Organ Transplants, Lawmakers Say

Disability No Reason To Deny Organ Transplants, Lawmakers Say

A surgeon carries a donated harvested kidney that he is preparing to transplant. Members of Congress are calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to issue guidance regarding the rights of people with disabilities seeking organ transplants. (Keith Bedford/Reuters) Members of Congress are pressing the Obama administration to issue guidance clarifying that life-saving organ transplants should not …

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Can Stroke be Prevented by Lifestyle Changes?

Can Stroke be Prevented by Lifestyle Changes?

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability. But can stroke be prevented? Probably not totally, but it sure is possible to drastically reduce the odds of having a stroke. A huge international study on the risk factors for stroke recently published in The Lancet has shown that the majority are potentially modifiable behaviors. The study was carried out between 2007 …

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