Concept and Goals of Community-Based Rehabilitation

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Community-Based RehabilitationCommunity based rehabilitation is a strategy that props the active involvement and participation of disabled people within their community life. It can also be regarded as a plan of action for meeting the requirements of people suffering from disabilities and implementing suitable measures for their economic and social development. This idea is opposed to the traditional centre-based approach where physically or mentally handicapped people require to travel to a special institution for receiving rehabilitation services.

Community based rehabilitation in India is carried out by the government as well as the various non-government bodies who work closely with disabled people and also their families, and help them to overcome the sociological and physical barriers hindering their progress. An integrated approach is followed to bring about positive changes in the fields of education, health, social inclusion, livelihood, empowerment and skill development for those who are suffering from various impairments.

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