Person with Disabilities


 PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

 

Persons with disabilities refers to any individual unable to ensure to himself or herself, wholly of partly, the necessities of normal individual and or social life as a result of an impairment, either congenital or not, in his or her physical or mental capabilities.  They comprise the orthopedically handicapped, visual or hearing impaired, mental ill and retarded, the multi-handicapped and those with general learning disabilities.  The number or persons with disabilities are steadily increasing.

 

RIGHTS OF PERSON WITH DISABILITIES

 

  1. Right to proper medical care
  2. Right to gainful employment
  3. Right to Quality Education, training and rehabilitation harnessing their maximum potentials
  4. Right to live with his her family foster parents
  5. Right to a qualified guardian when required to protect his personal well being and interest
  6. Protection from exploitation, abuse, and discrimination /degrading treatment
  7. Right to join trade union and other organizations / self-held groups
  8. Right to participate in all recreational activities

 

EXISTING MEASURES PROTECTING AND PROMOTING THE RIGHTS OF PERSON WITH DISABILITES

 

  1. Issuance of  PD 125 declaring the observance of the Asian-Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons
  2. passage of the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons and its implementing rules and Regulations
  3. Drawing up of the Philippine Actions for the Decade of Disabled Persons which sets into motion the directions for implantations of program and services
  4. Establishments of partnership which government and non-governments organizations
  5. Passage of the implementing rules and Regulations of the White Cane Act
  6. Inclusion of disability questions in Census to gather data on the disability situation
  7. Promote awareness and understanding of disability issues
  8. monitor the implementation of Accessibility Law
  9. Provision of special education services
  10. livelihood programs of persons with disabilities
  11. Provide health care programs for the preventions of disability
  12. Oplan Alis-disease
  13. Strengthening of rehabilitation services and supportive infrastructure facilities
  14. application/adoption- of community-based rehabilitation CBR and the cration of the Task Force national CBR will draft policy on CBR
  15. Strengthening or Organizations of people with disabilities
  16. Establishment of linkages with both local and foreign GO’s and NGO’s
  17. Establishment and maintenance or he home for the physically disabled, aged, sick, dying and abandoned.

 


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