Rehabitation - CAPART
This is the welfare programme for the disabled in rural areas of Koilkonda Mandal. As the part of strengthening we formed them into small self-help groups and implementing the activities such as; Disability awareness camps in all villages Development of concern and positive attitude towards the persons with disability among the rural mass Counseling and mainstreaming of children with disabilities Motivation and formation of SHGs of PwDs an their kin & kithn Skill development of self dependency among PwDs Promotion of networks f or advocacy, lobbying and rights. This is program is supported by the CAPART, New Delhi. And successfully completed with support of village vikalangula sanghas and mainstream the sanghas DRDA/Velugu, Mahabubnagar district.

CAPART Assisted Community Based Rehabilitation program for development of persons with disability

The 1991 round of the Sample Survey conducted by the National Sample Survey Organistion estimated that people with visual, communication and locomotor disabilities number at least 14.56 million, or 1.9% of the total population of India.

Many families are reluctant to report disability, particularly in view of the prevailing negative attitudes to disabled persons in most communities. In some instances, the data collectors, or even the informants themselves, may simply not have the knowledge and experience required to recognize that a person is disabled. The National Sample Survey is accepted as a reliable source of macro-level data, but transposing NSS figures to make estimations at the micro level may not be relevant, given the wide regional variation.

Most disabilities are easily preventable in India, as in other developing countries, the major causes of disability are malnutrition, communicable diseases, infections in early childhood and accidents at home and at work. Nutritional deficiencies, inadequate sanitation, insufficient or inaccessible health care services, accidents and injuries from poorly-designed equipment and implements, and practices like consanguineous marriages, have all contributed to a high prevalence of disabilities. Immunisation programmes have not yet achieved 100% coverage, due partly to inadequate infrastructure, logistical problems and difficulties in maintaining the cold chain, and partly to the lack of public education on the subject. It has been estimated that an effective primary health programme can prevent about half of all disabilities.

Early detection of impairment, combined with early and effective curative care can make a significant impact in minimizing or compensating for impairment and its consequence.

Indira Priya implemented the program in 28 villages in Jadcherla Mandal by educating the women, School Children, Youth and elected functionaries. Village level organizations are formed in the villages on SHG guidelines. Vocational trainings are given and market linkages are developed. Net working developed with other Agencies working on disable development. screening tests are conducted for measurement of disability. Percentage certificate are provided to all persons with disables in the mandal.