New ‘Ummeed’ for children with disabilities
In a bid to ensure there is no medical ignorance about patients of development disabilities, Cipla Foundation in collaboration with Ummeed Child Development Centre launched a new medical therapy centre here. This centre will provide training resources that will function along with clinical services for children with problems of autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities, among others. “Our centre will be able to train parents and build capacity in professionals and communities. We hope this is the beginning of a movement in India to invest in the development of every child,” said Vibha Krishnamurthy, Founder of Ummeed Child Development Centre.
As per the 2011 Census of India, there are 78,62,921 children with disability in the below 19 year age group, among which 5,95,089 have intellectual disability.
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