Issues of Persons with Intellectual Disability are Bigger than Just Educational and Health Needs

  • BS Chavan Director Principal, HOD, Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

Abstract

The focus of Indian legislations governing disability (RPWD, 2016, National Trust, 1999 and RCI Act, 1992) isprimarily on educational and health needs of persons with developmental disabilities. However, their needs are much broader and beyond the provisions of these legislations. Reaching out and addressing only persons with disability and their caregivers, teachers and health professionals leaves out many agencies that are equally relevant. There are many areas where exploitation of
these persons goes un-noticed.

Published
Mar 22, 2019
How to Cite
CHAVAN, BS. Issues of Persons with Intellectual Disability are Bigger than Just Educational and Health Needs. Journal of Disability Management and Rehabilitation, [S.l.], p. 1-2, mar. 2019. ISSN 2454-6437. Available at: <http://jdmronline.org/index.php/jdmr/article/view/50>. Date accessed: 18 apr. 2019.
Section
Editorial