Shree Rehabilitation Institute for Training and Research is associated with essential activities empowering the individuals with special needs at various life stage. Special Life Centre aims to support each child with special needs to become prosperous and self-reliant by enhancing their skills and abilities. Check our blog section for the exclusive information of several approaches adopted to achieve the goal of rehabilitation for our differently-abled students.

Appeal to generously donate to PMs

The pandemic of COVID-19 has engulfed the entire world and has posed serious challenges for the health and economic security of millions of people worldwide. In India too, the spread of coronavirus has been alarming and is posing severe health and economic ramifications for our country. The Prime Minister’s office has been receiving spontaneous and innumerable requests for making generous donations to support the government in the wake of this emergency.

Distress situations, whether natural or otherwise, demand expeditious and collective action for alleviating the suffering of those affected, mitigation/control of damage to infrastructure and capacities etc. Therefore, building capacities for quick emergency response and effective community resilience has to be done in tandem with infrastructure and institutional capacity reconstruction/enhancement.  Use of new technology and advance research findings also become an inseparable element of such concerted action.

Keeping in mind the need for having a dedicated national fund with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation, like posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to provide relief to the affected, a public charitable trust under the name of ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund’ (PM CARES Fund)’ has been set up. Prime Minister is the Chairman of this trust and its Members include Defence Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister.

PM Narendra Modi has always believed and shown in actions that public participation is the most effective way to mitigate any issue and this is yet another example. This fund will enable micro-donations as a result of which a large number of people will be able to contribute with smallest of denominations.

Citizens and organisations can go to the website pmindia.gov.in and donate to PM CARES Fund using following details:

  • Name of the Account: PM CARES  
  • Account Number: 2121PM20202                                                        
  • IFSC Code: SBIN0000691                                                                        
  • SWIFT Code: SBININBB104                                                                         
  • Name of Bank & Branch: State Bank of India, New Delhi Main Branch                                        
  • UPI ID: pmcares@sbi

Following modes of payments are available on the website pmindia.gov.in –

  • Debit Cards and Credit Cards
  • Internet Banking
  • UPI (BHIM, PhonePe, Amazon Pay, Google Pay, PayTM, Mobikwik, etc.)
  • RTGS/NEFT

Donations to this fund will be exempted from income tax under section 80(G).

FOR MORE DETAILS VISIT: https://www.pmindia.gov.in/

Putting all the pieces together: AUTISM

Children with autism have been around much longer than the condition known as “Autism”. All of these children have varying degrees of Autism Spectrum Disorder, which will affect their behavior, communication skills, ability to relate to others, and, in some cases, their ability to learn in the same way as typically developing children.

According to the DSM-IV-TR, to be diagnosed with autism, a person must demonstrate either delayed or atypical behaviors in the following categories:

  • Interaction with others (social interaction)
  • Communication (response to others)
  • Behavior (examples include bizarre or stereotypical behaviors such as hand wringing or rocking back and forth).

Although each child with autism is distinctive, hence all children with autism spectrum disorders have difficulty in varying levels of language and communication, social relationships, response to sensory stimuli, understanding, and absorbing responses, different behaviors a significant delay in social interaction, such as eye contact or facial expression, a communication delay behaviors including stereotypical behavior, such as intense, almost obsessive, preoccupation with objects, they need for routines that are non-functional and ritualistic, such as lining up all the books or food in a certain manner, repeating motor movements over and over, such as finger-popping or hand flapping. Hyperactivity (very active), Impulsivity (acting without thinking), Short attention span, Aggression, Meltdowns, Unusual eating and sleeping habit, Unusual mood or emotional reactions, Lack of fear or more fear than expected, Have unusual sleeping habits

For example, many young children with autism have gaps in their development ranging from learning skills out of sequence to fixation on objects such as a puzzle or a rotating fan.

For no reason, in particular, your child has a few autism-like symptoms, it doesn’t mean he or she has Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The road to an ASD diagnosis can be difficult and time-consuming. In fact, it is often two to three years after the first symptoms of ASD are noticed before an official diagnosis is made.

By 2 years of age, parents start observing the delays in their child which involve the sign and symptoms mentioned above. The most common sign which has been seen early age of Autism is poor eye contact and speech abnormalities.

It is important to understand the development pattern of your child how he attains different reflex on how he achieved and how they integrate. Parents are the keen and principal observers to understand what problems their child faced with toddlers until now.

Learning that your child has been diagnosed with autism is a powerful moment in your life. Suddenly your life may feel very different from what you expected it to be. You worry first about your child and what it will mean for his or her life experiences. You worry about how you and your family will adjust to this in the years ahead. You worry about the day-to-day challenges of caring for your child with autism. This is an important turning point in your life as well as the lives of your child and other family members. Getting emotional support and factual information to help you cope and promote a positive future for your child and family will be critical during this period.

Children with autism need more structural settings to overcome the varying level of problems they faced in everyday life. Children with autism are the same as other children as they also embody individual preferences and styles. However, those preferences are often expressed in different ways.

All we need to remember is that they all need a consistent touch of empathy and correct guidance to uplift their quality of life. With the right support and access to equal opportunities, children with autism can lead happy lives and reach their full potential. Accepting the diagnosis simply means that you are ready to advocate for your child.

Unique Disability Identity Card

We welcome you to Help 4 Special project under Sneh Social Welfare Foundation. Our team provides interactive videos and beneficial information for helping Persons with Disability for meeting their needs and support them wholeheartedly. This initiative allows us to become a successful member of the community where we can spread awareness and handhold our special-needs individuals responsibly.

Unique Disability Identity Card is a successful project initiated by the Govt. of India for the welfare of individuals with special needs. It is necessary to apply for the UDID card to avail various benefits and schemes meant for Persons with Disability. Help 4 Special aims to share the information and spread awareness about the benefits of a UDID card. We have uploaded beneficial videos to explain its use and guide you step-by-step for filling the application form online. By submitting the form online, the process gets streamlined faster with lesser errors and reliable record maintenance.

The UDID project initiated by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities is available online at http://www.swavlambancard.gov.in/

The UDID project aims at building a holistic end-to-end integrated system for Issuance of Universal ID & Disability Certificates for Person with Disabilities with their identification and disability details. It includes -

  • Online availability of data of Person with Disabilities across the country through a centralized web application
  • Online filing and submission of registration application form for disability certificate/ Universal ID card; Offline applications may also be accepted and subsequently digitized by agencies.
  • The quick Assessment process for calculating the percentage of disability by the hospitals/ Medical Board
  • Non-duplication of PwDs data
  • Online renewal and update of information by Person with Disabilities/ on their behalf
  • MIS reporting framework
  • Effective management including interoperability of the benefits/schemes launched by the Government for PwD
  • To take care of additional disabilities in future. Number of limitations at the moment is seven and shall be subject to increase as per the new Act/ notification, which can be up to 19 or more.

As per the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights & Full Participation) Act, 1995 - A person with a disability with one or more of limitations comes under any of the below-mentioned categories:

  • Blindness - "Blindness" refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following situation, namely-
  1. 1) The total absence of sight; or
  2. 2) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses; or
  3. 3) Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees or worse;
  • Cerebral Palsy - "Cerebral Palsy" means a group of non-progressive conditions of a person characterized by abnormal motor control posture resulting from brain insult or injuries occurring in the pre-natal, peri-natal or infant period of development;
  • Low vision- " Low vision" means a person with Impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with an appropriate assistive device;
  • Locomotor disability- "Locomotor disability" means disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy;
  • Leprosy-cured- "Leprosy-cured person" means a person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering from the following conditions-
  1. 1) Loss of sensation in hands or feet, paresis in the eye and eye-lid with no manifest deformity
  2. 2) Manifest deformity and paresis but having sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to enable them to engage in regular economic activity
  3. 3) Extreme physical deformity, as well as advanced age which prevents from undertaking any gainful occupation and the expression "Leprosy Cured", shall be construed accordingly
  • Mental retardation- "Mental retardation" means a condition of arrested or incomplete development of mind of a person which is mainly characterized by sub normality of intelligence;
  • Mental illness- "Mental illness" means any mental disorder other than Mental retardation
  • Hearing Impairment- "Hearing Impairment" means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies

The UDID card shall bring a multitude of benefits to Persons with Disabilities:

  • Will not need to make multiple copies of documents or maintain and carry numerous records as the card will capture all the necessary details decoded with the help of a reader.
  • The UDID card will be the single document of identification and verification of the disabled for availing various benefits in future.
  • The UDID Card will also help in streamlining the tracking of the physical and financial progress of beneficiary at all levels of the hierarchy of implementation – from village level, block level, District level, State level and National level.

Help 4 Special team has uploaded the following video for step-by-step guidance to fill the form online and submit along with the necessary scanned documents as requested.

https://youtu.be/SLSFLt8Dq_s

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