News of the month - May 2023

News of the month – May 2023

News of the month – May 2023

Government: There is no waiting period for adopting a child with special needs.

There is no waiting period to adopt a child with special needs, according to WCD Minister Smriti Irani.

In New Delhi:According to the government, there is no waiting period for people who want to adopt a child with special needs or from the immediate placement category, which primarily includes older children. The experience of adopting a child is incredibly fulfilling and transformative. When thinking about adoption, welcoming a child with special needs into your heart and home adds a distinctive depth to the process.

Children who have been repeatedly referred to prospective adoptive parents (PAPs) via the Child Adoption Resource Information and Guidance System but have not yet found a home fall under the immediate placement category.

India Inc. provides assistance to workers with children with special needs.

India Inc. is intensifying its efforts to assist workers who are parents of kids with special needs or developmental disabilities.

Initiatives are being launched by organisations like Procter & Gamble India, Accenture, Cognizant, Cisco, and Tata Power to assist employees whose children have autism, Down syndrome, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), dyslexia, etc. Every child is different and has a tremendous amount of room to grow and develop. The specific needs of some kids, such as their physical, cognitive, or emotional disabilities, present them with additional difficulties.

It is our duty as a society to foster an environment that is welcoming and encouraging for these kids, ensuring they get the support and resources they require to succeed. In this blog article, we’ll examine the experience of parenting kids with special needs while emphasising the value of empathy, comprehension, and the healing potential of acceptance.

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Maximum number of students with special needs take tests

In NEW DELHI: The performance of students with special needs in the CBSE Class XII examinations has decreased this year, similar to the majority of other indexes. Only 87.2% of these pupils passed the exam this year, down from 93.1% previous year.
Compared to the previous five years, this year witnessed the greatest number of special needs students taking the Class XII exams. This year, 5,757 of these kids registered for the exams; however, only 5,645 of them ultimately took the exams, with 4,924 of them passing. There were 2,536 and 3,925 pupils with special needs in 2020 and 2021, respectively, and 4,511 candidates fit the bill in 2022.

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Gravitas: The 11-Year-Old on Her Way to NASA, With an IQ Higher Than Einstein and Hawking | WION

With an IQ higher than that of Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein, an 11-year-old girl is making headlines. Her life story, more than her IQ, is what makes her special. From receiving a serious developmental diagnosis at age three to finishing elementary school at age five… Reporter Molly Gambhir.

Playing table tennis with special kids

A Unified Table Tennis Meet for kids with disabilities was organised by Special Olympics Bharat and Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27.

Participating in the competition were more than 20 athletes from the Special Cell of Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh, the Government Rehabilitation Institute for Intellectual Disabilities in Sector 31, the Society for Rehabilitation of Mentally Challenged in Sector 36, Asha School in Chandimandir, the DAV School in Sector 8, and Sri Guru Gobind Singh School in Sector 27.

The event’s main goal was to give kids with disabilities a stage on which to showcase their skills and encourage inclusivity via sports.

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Delhi’s Special Needs Homeless Shelters’ demolition has been halted by the SC.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ordered Delhi’s government to stop demolishing homeless shelters in the Geeta Ghat neighbourhood along the Yamuna river. The courts also prohibited the government from destroying any such shelters without prior judicial approval.

Homeless people with particular needs, such as those with disabilities, mental health issues, or tuberculosis, might find shelter at Geeta Ghat. Social activists Harsh Mander and Indu Prakash Singh, along with two homeless people, filed a case against the demolitions, which was being heard by a bench of Justices S. Ravindra Bhat and Dipankar Datta.

Chandigarh receives criticism from the centre for its inadequate enrollment of special needs children

According to the minutes of the Project Approval Board (PAB) for the session 2023–2024, the Union Ministry of Education has criticised the Chandigarh Education Department for a number of indicators.

According to the centre, the UT must ensure prompt identification of children with special needs and provision of necessary support services to ensure that all identified children finish their education. The UT may conduct training on how to use the mobile application to screen all pertinent parties and make sure all users are verified to conduct the disability screening activity at the school level.

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With special children, RCB teammates celebrate their victory.

Karn Sharma and Siddharth Kaul of the Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrated their team’s recent victory over the Lucknow SuperGiants on Tuesday by paying a warm visit to Drishti, a charity that helps youngsters with special needs.
They interacted with the kids while also making a supporter gift of some products to the group. As further expressions of their gratitude, the kids gave the players handmade flowers and artwork. Karn Sharma shared his delight at spending time with the special kids and supporting Drishti’s work after taking two wickets in the match against LSG on Monday.

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A Study confirms major discrepancies in diagnosing autism in the US and the indian subcontinent.

The cultural differences between the United States and nations like Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh are substantial. However, the populations of other countries do not differ from Americans in such a way as to double the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in this country.

5 people with disabilities received loans for self-employment.

The state government has started a programme to improve the lives of people with disabilities and members of Scheduled Castes. Today, Deputy Commissioner Parneet Shergill presided over a meeting of the Local Level Committee for the Welfare of the Disabled.

She claimed that five disabled people received loans totaling Rs 14.50 lakh through the programme in 2022–2023 in order to launch their own enterprises.

She gave the concerned officials instructions to publicise the programme as far as possible so that the district’s disabled residents may take advantage of it and improve their economic standing. As part of the “Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan,” she also gave the Education Department’s employees the task of conducting a survey to find out whether youngsters qualify as having special needs.

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Check out how Alexa and Avaz are improving the lives of kids with autism with the hashtag #AmazonAlexa.

Autism sufferers frequently find it difficult to communicate, even with their loved ones. Autism is considered a disability from a legal point of view. This is because Autistic people need access to extra support, care, and government aid. Since each person with Autism is unique, their need for support also varies.

People who have trouble speaking utilise the graphic and text-based Avaz AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) software. Learn how Avaz and Amazon Alexa help children with autism connect with their environment in fun and meaningful ways.

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