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A study on the attitudes of societal members towards the disabled children in loni,india

Authors:Rajagopal Rao Kodali , P Sitaramacharyulu
Int J Biol Med Res. 2011; 2(4): 1127 – 1130  |  PDF File

Abstract

Disability has been defined as “any restriction or lack of ability to perform an activity in the manner or within the range considered normal for a human being. The major preventable causes of disabilities are malnutrition, communicable diseases, early childhood infections and accidents at home and work place. Early detection of impairment, combined with early and effective curative care can make a significant impact in minimizing or compensating for impairment and its consequences. There was no comprehensive study on the attitudes of society towards disabled children in rural India which has necessitated us for this study to make suggestions to the institutions involved for the positive attitudes. The community must be made aware of already existing social security measures like education facilities for the disabled children, education allowance, job reservations, priority in house allotments, economic assistance for self employment and travel concessions. The govt. and private charitable agencies must make available prosthetics and aids and other rehabilitation services like vocational therapy, occupational therapy.