DISABILITY, LAWS AND MODELS: AN OVERVIEW

DISABILITY, LAWS AND MODELS

Authors

  • Shyam Ganvir Principal, Prof. & HOD, Department of Community Medical Sciences, DVVPF’s COPT Ahmednagar
  • Ankita Arun Gundecha M.P.T. Student, Community Medical Sciences, DVVPF’S COPT, Ahmednagar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46858/VIMSJPT.2110

Abstract

There are various growing definitions and perceptions of disability. It leads to various complications leading to independency for all other activities of daily living, making occupational limitations and economically dependent. So there is a need to make them aware of various schemes available in India, for supporting them for various economic, pension and educational scholarship schemes.

The rights and laws of persons with disabilities must, therefore, be understood and studied from a variety of perspectives, including human rights and various other laws in India, which will fill the gap or close the gap between persons with disabilities and persons with disabilities in their personal attainment in the true sense of the term.

Throughout this research report, the writer puts a great deal of focus on the different legislative frameworks and regulations existing throughout our country and allows a comprehensive analysis on how such laws have led to the advancement of the legal status of people with disabilities in India.

Keywords:

Disability, Dignity, Laws, Models

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2020-06-30

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How to Cite

Ganvir, S., & Gundecha, A. A. . (2020). DISABILITY, LAWS AND MODELS: AN OVERVIEW: DISABILITY, LAWS AND MODELS. VIMS JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, 2(1), 50-54. https://doi.org/10.46858/VIMSJPT.2110