School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus

National Conference on Disability, Accessibility, Inclusion and Wellbeing

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Date and time: Dec. 16, 2017 9:00AM - Dec. 17, 2017 5:00PM


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Organised by Centre for Disability Studies and Action, School of Social Work, TISS Mumbai

Introduction

The Conference aims to bring best practices in the disability sector and reimagining disability in the context of the current legislation and policy framework to understand the current diverse needs of the population of persons with disability. This will enable professionals to empower PWD as well as design intervention strategies for them with a rights-based approach. The idea is to converge all the aspects of well-being, health, and disability with a larger goal of inclusion of all and accessibility. This is an effort to acknowledge all the disability models together with bio-psycho-social-cultural-spacial-legal aspects in understanding the needs of persons with disability to facilitate inclusive development in the country. The current law RPWD Act 2016 has raised the expectation of the PWD across India to get quality benefits, provisions and need-based interventions under the 21 types of disability. In current scenario of disability sector, professionals and practitioners are working in a highly specialised manner and they may be lack of awareness about knowledge and diverse practices of other categories of disability, Hence there is urgent need to discuss, dialogue and deliberate regarding each category of disability, rehabilitation and its inclusion process with its multidisciplinary boundaries. This will enlarge the work of the multidisciplinary team to work together in a collaborative manner for understanding future needs of Persons with Disability.

Objectives

  • To understand the problems, perspective and current scenario of persons with disability and bring best practices in the disability sector. Also, re-imagine the disability context in light of the current legislation and policy framework to understand the diverse needs of persons with disability.
  • To empower professionals to understand the current scenario of PWD in multidimensional context to design needs based intervention with a rights-based approach. This conference will focus on the scope of convergence of various dimensions of disability, health, and wellbeing with a larger goal of 'inclusion of all' and accessibility.

Current Context

After a decade of struggles of the persons with disability experts and policymakers, the current law RPWD Act 2016 with 21 categories of disability has been passed recently, which has raised the expectations of all stakeholders and the PWDs across India to get better benefits, provisions, interventions. Hence, This is a collective effort of highlighting disability models together i.e. medical model, social model, a rights-based model in the light of bio-psycho-social-cultural-geographical-legal perspective facilitating inclusion of persons with disability in the country.

In the current scenario of disability sector, professionals and practitioners are working in a highly specialised manner and they may lack cognisance about other categories of disability. Hence, there is an urgent need to discuss and deliberate regarding each category of disability, rehabilitation, and its inclusion processes. This will allow opening up the multidisciplinary boundaries to connect with other disciplines with respect to 21 categories as per the RPWD Act, 2016. This will enlarge the ambit of a multidisciplinary team to work together in a collaborative manner for future needs. The conference will provide a forum for dialogue and learning to build capacity on the use of each disciplinary knowledge base and best practices to comprehend the same in light of current law to further realise the needs-based interventions and rights of persons with disability in India.

Important Dates:

Last Date for Abstract Submission: 5th Dec, 2017

Acceptance of Abstract: 6th Dec, 2017

Acceptance of Final Paper: 8th Dec, 2017

Poster Submissions of A3 Size: 6th December, 2017

Poster Exhibition: 17th December, 2017

Stalls Exhibition to display Materials for sale. Each stall cost- Rs. 3,000/-

Who can attend?

Key invitees are Indian Representatives from Internationally renowned organisations, Directors of National Institutes in Disability sector and Health sector, Ministry Representatives of key relevance, Health care professionals, Disability experts will be participating in the conference.

The conference brings together all key stakeholders working in various disability sectors i.e. Government bodies, CSRs, NGOs, academicians, lawyers, multidisciplinary team, health care experts, psychologists, parents, persons with disability experts, PhD and doctoral students, human rights organisations, special educators, rehabilitation professionals, Education institutes, scholars and
students from any discipline and social workers.

Registration

Details CONFERENCE DELEGATES STUDENT DELEGATES/
PWDs
Registration
(before 5th December)
Rs. 2500 Rs. 1200
Registration
(5th-15th December)
Rs. 3000 Rs. 1500
Spot Registration Rs. 4000 Rs. 2000

Registration for Corporates/International NGOs/Government Organisations will have to pay a fixedamount of; Rs. 5000.

*GST 18% will be added to all the registration costs as per the regulations of GOI.

Mode of payment, click the link below for online payment

https://support.tiss.edu/conf_regi_form/

Registration will comprise of certificate of participation, Breakfast, Lunch and Refreshments during the conference hours.

Accommodation will be provided in hotels and Guest Houses as per their respective charges. For the above, Please email on
ncdaiw@gmail.com and shazia67@gmail.com.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Co-Sponsor Rs. 5,00,000 only: At Conference Venue Name and logo will be displayed at conference venue as a co-partner throughout the event.

Associate Sponsor Rs. 3,00,000 only: Name and Logo will be displayed at the conference venue on the mainbackdrop of the conference as associate sponsor.

Travel Partner/Media Partner: Rs. 1,50,000 only


 

About Centre for Disability Studies and Action

The Centre for Disability Studies and Action established in 2006 as a unique centre of significance in the country. The Centre envisages to work on issues and concerns of Persons with Disabilities through teaching, training, research and demonstration to work with, through, and for persons with disabilities. The centre also aims to work with all stakeholders in this field so as to enhance capacities in working towards an equitable and just society. This will ensure equalisation of opportunities, full participation, protection of dignity and rights of persons with disabilities. The Centre is working towards the broader theme of "Facilitating Inclusion". This National Conference on Disability, Accessibility, Inclusion and well-being aims to continue and contribute to the Centre's work on “Facilitating Inclusion” with right's based approach.

Contact Details

Faculty Room 02,
Ground Floor,
Centre for Disability Studies and Action,
SSW Ground Academic Block,
TISS Main Campus,
V.N. Purav Marg, opp Deonar Bus Depot,
Mumbai-400088
Mobile - 8617713997/ 7905337729/ 996997805/ 8109090450
email - ncdaiw@gmail.com, tissdisability@gmail.com

Conference Venue

New Library Conference Hall,
6th Floor, New Library Building,
TISS Main Campus, Deonar,
Sion- Trombay Road,
V.N. Purav Marg, opp Deonar Bus Depot,
Mumbai-400088
TISS Campus Contact No.: 022-25525000. (9am-5pm)

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