Beneficiary

Differently Abled

Significantly contribute to workplace, families and community.

Differently Abled is often described in terms of lack of normal functioning of physical, mental or psychological processes. It is also defined as learning difficulties or difficulties in adjusting socially, which interfaces with a person’s normal growth and development.  A disabled child has been defined as one who is unable to ensure by himself, wholly or partially the necessities of a normal individual or social life including work as a result of deficiency whether congenital or not in his physical or mental capabilities.

Persons having any of the disabilities, namely, visual, communication (hearing and/or speech) and locomotor, will be considered physically disabled. More and more people are now convinced that "disabled" is not the right term to describe people who are challenged. Many now prefer using the term "differently abled".

Who are differently abled  persons? 

As per the provisions of the Persons with Disability (PWD) Act it means:-

  1. Blindness

  2. Low vision

  3. Leprosy cured persons

  4. Hearing impairment (deaf and hard of hearing)

  5. Locomotor Disability

  6. Dwarfism

  7. Intellectual Disability

  8. Mental illness

  9. Autism Spectrum Disorder

  10. Cerebral Palsy

  11. Muscular Dystrophy

  12. Chronic Neurological Conditions

  13. Specific Learning Disabilities

  14. Multiple Sclerosis

  15. Speech and Language disability

  16. Thalassemia

  17. Hemophilia

  18. Sickle Cell disease

  19. Multiple Disabilities including deaf blindness

  20. Acid Attack victim

  21. Parkinson's disease

Schemes

Vidyakiranam scheme-Educational assistance to children of disabled parents
Scheme for providing Assistive devices to Differently abled persons
Distress Relief Fund for the Differently Abled
Financial Assistance to Blind and Orthopaedically Handicapped Advocates
Swavalamban - Health Insurance scheme for Differently Abled persons
Scholarship for Disabled Students
Marriage Assistance to differently abled women and to daughters of differently abled parents
World Disabled Day Celebrations
Vocational Training for disabled
Scheme of Issuing Disability Certificate
Scholarship for Disabled students pursuing Degree, PG courses (Distance Education)
Financial assistance to Disabled students pursuing (10th, +1, +2 equivalent exams)
Financial assistance for visually impaired mothers

Documents

State Policy KERALA STATE POLICY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES-2015
Act THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016
Act THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR WELFARE OF PERSONS WITH AUTISM, CEREBRAL PALSY, MENTAL RETARDATION AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES ACT, 1999
Rules NATIONAL TRUST FOR WELFARE OF PERSONS WITH AUTISM, CEREBRAL PALSY, MENTAL RETARDATION AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES RULES, 2000

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