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Ignorance about the plight of the disabled is not just relevant to Pakistan; it is global. The UN itself woke up to the issue of the disabled in 1981 and declared it the International Year of Disability. From 1981 to 2006 — in the latter year the UN adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – …

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Prosthetic Limbs Put Pakistan's Terror Survivors Together Again

PHOTO: AFP PESHAWAR: Pakistani teen Ali Shah was on his way to school when he lost half of his right hand and his left leg after stepping on an IED — the Taliban’s weapon of choice in its decade long insurgency. Now the 13-year-old, along with hundreds of others maimed by such bombs every year, is learning to use a prosthetic …

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No CNICs for Disabled Yet!

RAWALPINDI: Despite tall claims of the government, the plight of disabled is not being looked into by the Punjab government, with CNICs not issued to them due to lack of required compliance from Punjab’s Social Welfare Department. According to details, people with disabilities across Punjab, having manual provincial disability certificates, are still not to be eligible to get computerised national …

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Literacy Rate in FATA is over 33 percent: Survey

ISLAMABAD: The government is taking concrete measures for promotion of education in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) where literacy rate is 33.3 per cent. According to FATA Development Indicator Household Survey report (FDIHS, 2013-2014), 11.8 percent of FATA youth aged between 15-24 are unemployed. The survey has been carried out by the Bureau of Statistics, FATA Secretariat with a tripartite …

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Demand to Increase Facilities for Special People in MBS

RAWALPINDI: Physically retarded people from adjoining areas of twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi have urged the authorities concerned to provide them with special facilities in the metro bus service (MBS). According to reports, more than 100 disable persons with diverse physique incapacities use to commute on the metro bus daily. These marginalised people have been struggling to get reserved …

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Zamir Dhale Deaf, Blind and Speech Impaired, but an Expert

INDORE: A 40-year-old man has found his own set of expertise to beat disability and become first among equals. Zamir Dhale, who is deaf, blind and speech-impaired, addressed students of Indore Deaf Bilingual Academy on Saturday where apart from sharing his story, encouraged them to convert their disabilities into special abilities and carve a niche for themselves. Zamir is SSC …

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Strengths of children with disabilities must be lifted

Strengths of Children with Disabilities Must be Lifted

The Daily Star-ADD-Cordaid, Netherlands roundtable told Participants at a roundtable, “Inclusive Preschool Education for Children with Disabilities: Experiences, Challenges, and Way Forward,” at The Daily Star Centre in the capital yesterday. It was jointly organised by the newspaper and ADD International with support from Cordaid, Netherlands. Photo: Star Strengths of children with disabilities should be highlighted for creating positive attitude …

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Polio-Infected Four Members of a Same Family in Nepal

Polio-infected four members of a same family – (from left) Sirmaya, Khadga, Mahendra and Tara – with their father Harkabir Tamang at their house in Ingbung VDC-7 of Panchthar on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Photo: Laxmi Gautam  PHIDIM: Nepal was declared a polio-free nation by the World Health Organisation on March 27, 2014, but four children of a family in Panchthar …

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Parents 'worry about attitudes to learning disability children on holiday'

Parents 'Worry about Attitudes to Learning Disability Children on Holiday'

Parents of children with learning disabilities say they worry about the attitudes of members of the public when take their child on holiday. Parents of children with learning disabilities say they worry about the attitudes of members of the public when take their child on holiday. This was a fear for 58% of parents who were questioned by the learning …

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Opportunity Grows For Visually Impaired Children In Nepal

Opportunity Grows for Visually Impaired Children in Nepal

An estimated 10 percent of the population of Nepal lives with a disability. But there are remote regions of the country where access to healthcare, education and vocational support for those individuals is lacking or nonexistent. One young man with a visual impairment is trying to change that—Chhitup Lama has set up a unique non-profit that brings support services and …

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Over 1.2m Disabled Iranians to Join WHO’s ICF Framework Tehran Times Social Desk

TEHRAN — Some 1.2 million Iranians with disabilities will join the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning (ICF) by March 2017, Chief of State Welfare Organization of Iran, Anoushiravan Mohseni Bandpey said, Mehr news agency reported. ICF is a framework for measuring health and disability at both individual and population levels. It serves as the international standard to describe …

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Disability Films Are Making Strides

Good things are happening in the film world. Despite 2015 producing a weak crop of mainstream films, the niche market is showing signs of growth. ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival received more submissions than ever, and the quality of the films submitted was our highest to date. The largest minority group in America is stepping into the spotlight with a record number …

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Study finds neglected children most at risk

Study Finds Neglected Children Most at Risk

Report: A Study on the Status of Vulnerable Children has found that children from economically disadvantaged families and broken families are the most vulnerable and the most tormented. The study, conducted by RENEW (Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women) with support from Save the Children, was launched on December 9. The study also found that children from poor families come in …

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Charity boss visits Kenilworth disability service on Christmas Day

Charity Boss Visits Kenilworth Disability Service on Christmas Day

The boss of charity Action for Children visited Kenilworth on Christmas Day to meet children and staff at one of the charity’s services. Sir Tony Hawkhead visited Warwickshire Disability in Rouncil Lane, a bungalow which provides a ‘home from home’ for children with severe learning disabilities. Along with meeting staff members, Sir Tony met two boys with autism, Owen and …

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West Caldwell students participate in Disability Mentoring Day

West Caldwell Students Participate in Disability Mentoring Day

Novartis program pushes pupils to imagine their future careers National Disability Mentoring Day Students from Essex County Vocational Technical High School’s West Caldwell Campus are with Rosie King, center in vertical stripes, keynote speaker at Disability Mentoring Day at Novartis.   WEST CALDWELL TWP.—Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) hosted more than 125 high school students with disabilities, including those from Essex County Vocational …

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No one expects people with disabilities to have a family’

‘No One Expects People with Disabilities to Have a Family’

Cerebral palsy didn’t rob Aideen Black borough of the desire to become a mother – but she faced other obstacles, from prejudice to logistics and, not least, her own fears  Aideen Blackborough with her husband, Dean, and two-year-old Jack. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian Camilla Palmer Aideen Blackborough’s mum and dad’s attitude to her disability was to see her …

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Deb Buenaga's Son Preston Was Never Able to Play on a Typical Playground

Preston, 17, lives with mitochondrial disease, a condition that causes him to have muscle weakness and developmental delays. Even so, Buenaga has always tried to include him in everything. An avid runner, she pushes Preston in an adaptive running stroller to race to the finish line of 5Ks, half marathons and even just around town. When he was younger, she'd be …

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