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We are here with our 5th edition theme ” The Forgotten Genre: Intellectual Disability”.
Whenever we talk about about disability, we mainly see through the physical condition and often forget about the intellectual disability.
Intellectual disability is one of the most prominent form of disability that often get neglected by the society.
An intellectual disability means that a person has problems with learning, understanding, processing information and problem solving. There may also be difficulties with communication, social skills and general living skills.
Intellectual disability cannot be cured or treated with medication. but with the right support, people with intellectual disabilities can learn enough life skills to cope and be involved in their community.
You can voice your opinion and showcase your creativity through your writings and tell the world that intellectual disability is not a disease but a disability which can be nurtured into something more.

DATE AND TIME:

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM IST

VOLUME 4

"PHILOSOPHY, GENDER AND DISABILITY IN INDIA"

HIGHLIGHTS!

The theme of the fourth edition of the newsletter was “Gender and Disability”. The motive behind this was to address the challenges faced by the differently-abled in their day to day lives and to give the writers a platform to share their experiences. We were fortunate to have as our supporters Saath, an NGO based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Swapnopuron, Samarthanam trust and Swabhiman. The newsletter has articles on various issues such as the “Walk on Wheels” initiative, article on Baljeet Bagga and so on. There is also a column on the Satya Special School and their initiatives. The motive behind this newsletter was also to bring forth some of the personalities who have inspired us.

VOLUME 3

"Freedom and Disability"

Highlights!
“Freedom”, it has varied meaning for each one of us. Have you ever thought about what freedom means to persons with disabilities? Freedom is personal. It has always been subjective. It is a sense of accomplishment, an intimate triumph.

We were fortunate to have with us in the webinar as our speakers Mr Chitrasen Sahu, a Mountaineer, and National Wheelchair Basketball Player, Blade Runner, Sky Diver and a Motivational speaker. We also had with us Mr.Samuel Mani and Mrs.Meenu Arora Mani, Founders of Yes! We can Trust. 

VOLUME 2

" Youth and Disability"

Highlights!

Disability leads to poverty, and poverty leads to vulnerability.

Success stories of people who have not let their life be defined by their disabilities.

Life story of a person who has successfully faced every challenge and is source of inspiration for our youth.

“Breaking the image of sexuality” by Sujata Goenka

Disability leads to poverty, and poverty leads to vulnerability.

Success stories of people who have not let their life be defined by their disabilities.

Life story of a person who has successfully faced every challenge and is source of inspiration for our youth.

“Breaking the image of sexuality” by Sujata Goenka

Guest Speakers

Prof.Shashi Motilal

Delhi University Professor

"Our specially abled young men and women are very self confident of their abilities. We only need to give them the opportunities and encouragement, something that we all look for."

"When a youth thinks about disabled, we should first of all realize his disability, then see the possibility that within those realizations, how can you make best use of one’s potentiality.First try to understand disability, not as an antagonistic thing but as a part and parcel."

Dr Ramesh Kumar Sarin

Activist

Satarupa Majumdar

Chief Functionary, Swapnopuron Welfare Society

"Children with disability or youth they should be given an equal participation in the policy making of the country."

"Three main challenges a disabled youngster faces:First thing is getting employed,second is career building and sexual life of youngsters"

Lijo Jacob

Research Scholar and a Social Worker

VOLUME 1

"Disability and COVID-19"

Highlights!

A piece of opinion, a document, case studies through which we can connect with many people.

The thing that you are about to do today is a matter of great merit, that you can gather the whole India even online. 

Getting people who have the same interest or who have the creative potential together and creating something out of it for the betterment of our society.

Issues related to persons with disabilities are very difficult to recognize and act,only by working seriously we can achieve success.

“They don’t need sympathy the need company”

 

Guest Speakers

Social work is a process of learning together and walking together. And in this process, the more we connect with openness and diversity with others, (then) perhaps we will be able to make our work more strong. 

“It’s our responsibility being a social activist(s) that we don’t simply do for the villagers or the poor from the cities,big challenge is to reach people who are not social activists but people who can give a big contribution.”

Ramesh Sharma
National Coordinator of Ekta Parishad

“In today’s society when black and white, poor-rich, even there is a division going on in the North-Eastern Community… that they cannot live in the same place who will think about persons with disabilities…”

Sujata Goenka
Activist