Useful links for Divyangjan , Intellectual disability , Physically Challenged People, Mentally Handicapped, Blind, Speech and Hearing disability People
National Institute For Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (DivyangJan). Formerly National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped.
National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (Formerly National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped) established in the year 1984 at Manovikasnagar, Secunderabad (TS) is an Autonomous Body under the administrative control of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India. NIEPID (Formerly NIMH) has three regional centers located at New Delhi, Kolkata, & Mumbai, NIEPID (Formerly NIMH) Model Special Education Center located at New Delhi. The institute endeavors to excel in building capacities to empower persons with mental retardation.
National Institute for Locomotor Disabilities (Divyangjan).
National Institute for Locomotor Disabilities (Divyangjan) is an apex organization in the area of locomotor disability which came into the service since 1978 is located in the city Kolkata and expanding its services whole country wide. To develop Human Resource (manpower) for providing services to the Orthopaedically Handicapped population, namely training of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Orthotists & Prosthetists, Employment & Placement Officers and Vocational Counsellor etc. To conduct and sponsor research in all aspects related to the rehabilitation of the Orthopaedically handicapped. To provide services in the area of rehabilitation, restorative surgery, aids & appliances and vocational training to the persons with disability. To standardize aids and appliances and to promote their manufacturing and distribution.
The Rehabilitation Council of India(RCI).
The mandate given to RCI is to regulate and monitor services given to persons with disability,to standardise syllabi and to maintain a Central Rehabilitation Register of all qualified professionals and personnel working in the field of Rehabilitation and Special Education.The Act also prescribes punitive action against unqualified persons delivering services to persons with disability.http://www.rehabcouncil.nic.in/
The All India Institute of Speech and Hearing.
The All India Institute of Speech and Hearing was established in the year 1966 as an autonomous institute fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The major objectives of the institute are to impart professional training, render clinical services, conduct research and educate the public on issues related to communication disorders such as hearing impairment, mental retardation, voice, fluency and phonological and language disorders.http://www.aiishmysore.com/en/index.html
National Web Portal on Disabilities.
Punarbhava as suggested by the name which means ‘renewed being’ symbolizes an attempt to provide a gateway to information for persons with disability and all concerned with this sector. This portal is an attempt to create a distinct niche in cyber space to find information, discuss issues, network, find employment, look for appliances and assistive devices, seek redressal of grievances, undergo training, research and study, and so much more. Indeed, the sky is no longer the limit, and the route that the portal will take will be determined by the way in which interested users engage with it.