for running a program on all round rehabilitation of Person with Disabilities
Organisation: Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement
Initiative: Comprehensive Care, Support & Treatment for Persons with Disability (CCST-PWDs) Program
Location: Karnataka, India
Comprehensive Care, Support & Treatment for Persons with Disability (CCST-PWDs) Program is one of the first programmes to cover all 21 types of disabilities focusing on all round rehabilitation of PwDs. The integrated community development program includes a complete medical intervention, psychological rehabilitation, socio-economic rehabilitation, inclusive education, creating a barrier-free environment for the specially-abled and their family members.
By replicating and scaling existing models, the community has supported to facilitate rehabilitation of PWDs by collaborating with government functionaries such as ASHA, ANW, VRW, and MRW, with volunteers identifying and referring individuals with impairment and disability in the districts of Mysuru & Kodagu. Further, community-initiated self-help groups in H.D. Kote and Saragur Talukas of Mysuru district, Karnataka are creating a safer environment for the present and upcoming generation.
Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement has also motioned tele-rehabilitation program through community radio to reach PWDs during the covid crisis.