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The emotional spot was come when, at the conclusion of the show The Iron Man at the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa), the viewers in the middle for appreciation determined to decode the signs to unspoken viewers praise by shaking their hands in the air rather than clapping. This spot could incredibly be sound at the beginning of a …

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Napa opens its doors to differently abled artists

NAPA Opens its Doors to Differently Abled Artists

  23The play was put together by Daryl Beeton of UK’s Graeae Theatre Company. KARACHI:  I first heard Ae Jazba-e-Dil Gar Main Chahoon somewhere in the mid 90s in a PTV long-play on Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed.  The Nishan-e-Haider recipient plays the ghazal on his harmonica to lift the spirits of his brothers in arms around a bonfire in the middle …

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We are Close to Eradication of Polio: Aseefa Bhutto

KARACHI: Aseefa Bhutto Zardari has said that we are running the last mile in the race against polio and if we all work together, the day is not far that no child in our country will have to suffer from polio and that Pakistan will be declared polio free. On the occasion of World Polio Day, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari said …

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Mandatory vaccination draft bill reviewed

Mandatory Vaccination Draft Bill Reviewed

LAHORE - Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq has stressed the need for uniform law to protect all children across the country as poliovirus and other diseases know no boundary. “Provinces should introduce their own Bill for Mandatory Vaccination or give mandate to Federal legislation so that a uniform law can protect children from death and disability”, Prime Minister’s focal person on …

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Diagnostic Resource Centres Established For Minor Disabled Children

  Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - Lahore—Punjab Inclusive Education Project under the auspices of Punjab Special Education Department, have established two diagnostic resource centers for the minor disabled children in two districts of Punjab Muzaffargarh and Bahawalpur. This was stated by the Minister for Special Education Asif Saeed Minhais during a departmental meeting in Civil Secretariat Lahore. He said that the purpose of these Diagnostic Resource Center is to investigate minor disability …

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EDU Programme For Children with Minor Disability

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - Muzaffargarh—Provincial Minister for Special Education Asif Saeed Manais said an education programme had been launched to send children with minor disability to general schools by providing them facilities. He was addressing a ceremony regarding the provision of instruments to children with minor disabilities here on Wednesday. Saeed Manais said a team was registering children after visiting door to door in Muzaffargarh and Bahawalpur which has traced …

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A disabled woman’s struggle is any woman’s struggle

A Disabled Woman’s Struggle is any Woman’s Struggle

It was a novel experience to be on a disability panel at a feminism conference. This shouldn’t be the case. We need to fight discrimination on both disability and gender ‘The most pressing issues faced by disabled women are the ones faced by most women, except that when you’re disabled, it adds another layer of discrimination,” says Eleanor Lisney, co-founder …

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Uber Launches uberASSIST Service For The Disabled In London

Uber Launches uberASSIST Service for the Disabled in London

Uber has announced that it will be bringing its specialised service for disabled passengers uberASSIST to London. The service allows those with a disability to call on over 100 specially trained drivers to provide them with a service that can provide more tailored assistance for the blind, those with wheelchairs or scooters. Every driver that signs up to the scheme …

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Topps to feature cards of players who overcame disabilities

Topps to Feature Cards of Players Who Overcame Disabilities

(Photo: Topps) CHICAGO -- Major League Baseball, through Topps, will launch a set of baseball cards for the first time that feature ballplayers who have overcome disabilities, health challenges in their past to rise to stardom. The set is called, “Pride & Perseverance,’’ which will be released Wednesday morning to celebrate the 70th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness month …

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Early detection vital to help children with learning disabilities, experts say

Early Detection Vital to Help Children with Learning Disabilities, Experts say

Randa Al Hemeiri, owner of Brio Centre in Dubai, says misconceptions about children with learning disabilities must be overcome. Anna Nielsen for The National In a healthy state of mind: experts discuss the link between mental health and overall well-being Abu Dhabi mums hope to Inspire special needs children to engage Disability can't pose a hurdle to success DUBAI // …

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VN disabled couples get dream wedding in HCMC

VN Disabled Couples Get Dream Wedding in HCMC

Special day: Forty couples with disabilities were married in a group wedding held in HCM City on Tuesday. — Photo tuoitre.vn. HCM CITY  (VNS) — Nguyen Hoang Linh and Truong Thi Diem Phuong, a visually impaired couple from Binh Duong Province, had their dream wedding after 17 years of living together. The couple work as lottery vendors and have two …

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Disabled Khmers Struggle For Voting Rights

Disabled Khmers Struggle for Voting Rights

Despite having enough members to make a significant difference in the next elections, disability rights groups are struggling to get the National Election Committee (NEC) to take their needs seriously ahead of the 2017 commune elections and the 2018 national elections. “More than 1 million people with disabilities in Cambodia have the right to vote,” said Ngin Saorath, executive director …

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Disability is Not Inability

Often abandoned by their families, residents of the CFS Prithipura Home are treated with love, care and kindness despite limited resources and dire lack of awareness The Activity Centre in the CFS Prithipura Home is humming with chatter and bustle as its staff and residents prepare for their Christmas sale and fundraiser this week. Residents prepare for their Christmas sale …

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Disabled Push for a Better Life in Iran

"London has completely changed my life," says 31-year old Marjan Kalanaki, a post-graduate computer science student from Tehran who now lives in the UK. "Sometimes I can't believe how independent I have become and how easily I can get by on my own." Ten years ago, back in Iran, Marjan broke her back in an accident and now she relies …

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Iran: Giving Disabled People a Chance to Lead a Normal Life

Joint statement International Committee of the Red Cross, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Iran Red Crescent Society, Tehran. Tehran (ICRC) – Today the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRCS) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) started the second …

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A driver without use of legs

A Driver Without Use of Legs

Riazur Rahman in the cabin of his auto-rickshaw after leaving the wheelchair. Photo: Rashad Ahamad Not easily in Bangladesh. “For a man in wheelchair doing work is a sort of problem but the main setback is the social barrier," declared Riaz. "I cannot work like others but I can do it differently; the society does not recognise me as an …

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The Poor Need Protection

Social protection needs enhanced accountability and transparency  Our social safety nets need to be stronger Photo- BIGSTOCK Bangladesh is committed to reducing poverty, and the large budget allocation to social safety nets is evidence of this commitment. Despite this expenditure, a large proportion of the poorest continue to struggle without access to safety net support. This summer, Manusher Jonno Foundation …

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Bangladesh to introduce kangaroo care to save premature babies

Bangladesh to Introduce Kangaroo Care to Save Premature Babies

The government plans to introduce ‘kangaroo care’ in health facilities across Bangladesh to cut death and disability rates from preterm births in a “cost-effective” way. Statistics show that 14 percent of all the babies born in Bangladesh leave the mother’s womb before the normal 37 weeks of gestation and weigh less than the required 2.5 kilograms. At least 26,000 children …

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Slough's learning disability service could be outsourced to save money

Slough's Learning Disability Service Could be Outsourced to Save Money

Slough is to look at outsourcing its adult learning disabilities care service to save up to £400,000 a year. Any changes would involve its in-house residential service at Lavender Court and respite care service Respond, with "significant" implications for staff. The council said the review was needed after a report predicted more of the town's Asian community could be using …

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Chinese dance troupe overcomes disability

Chinese Dance Troupe Overcomes Disability

  (Photo: KHOU) HOUSTON – In the shadow of downtown Houston, there was an unexpected sight – a group of young dancers from China performing a precision piece about a Thousand Armed Buddha. While an audience hears lilting music, the dancers hear – nothing. The dancers are all deaf. They are part of the Disabled People's Art Troupe, making stops in the …

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Ethiopia: Of Disability and Accessibility

Judith Heumann is an internationally recognized leader of the disability community and a lifelong civil rights advocate for disadvantaged people. She has been appointed Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the US Department of State. She previously served as the Director for the Department on Disability Services for the District of Columbia, where she was responsible for the Developmental …

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