Saturday, September 15, 2012
Experts: Need to Change Outlook Toward Disability
Interesting from The Times of India.
NAGPUR, India -- A rich family from India took their child, who had some neurological problems that were resulting into certain disabilities, to London to get him operated. However, after the surgery the child refused to return because of the overwhelming acceptance among all sections of society there, which was lacking in India.
It may sound unfair to those who are working really hard back home to bring disabled people into the mainstream or fighting for their rights, but the truth remains that Indian society is still very non-receptive to these specially-abled persons as it cannot still integrate with them. We not only lack the right system which is disability friendly but also the teamwork needed among experts, society and government institutions to make disabled persons more inclusive in society and prevent disability at large.