The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 59, Issue 6, pp 697–700 | Cite as

The ActionAid disability programmes: Experiences in early identification and early intervention

  • Maya Thomas
Symposium: Early Interventional Therapy


The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that about 10% of the world’s population has some form of disability, while statistics from different sources show that about 3.8% of India's population has locomotor, visual or communication disabilities or mental retardation. The Disability Division of ActionAid-India supports 38 non-governmental organisations involved in disability programmes in India. This paper touches upon the experiences of some of its project partners in the areas of early identification and early intervention.

Key words

Early identification Early intervention Disability ActionAid 


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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maya Thomas
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  1. 1.Disability ProjectsActionAid-IndiaBangalore

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