Issues in Accessing Resources


Key facts

  • Over a billion people, about 15% of the world's population, have some form of disability.
  • The number of people with disability are dramatically increasing. This is due to demographic trends and increases in chronic health conditions, among other causes.
  • People with disability have less access to education, employment opportunities.
  • People with disability have less access to therapies, health care services  and therefore experience unmet health care needs.
  • Most of the medical insurance companies do not offer mediclaim policies for person with disability.
  • There is an urgent need to scale up disability services in education, primary healthcare, particularly in rehabilitation interventions and employment opportunities.
Often, parents with special needs child do not have proper information or access to right kind of therapy that their child requires for holistic development. They do not get chance to admit their child under inclusive education environment in a school as schools are reluctant is taking admissions of children with special needs. And, most importantly, people with disability do not get proper healthcare support, when in need.