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Counseling Session for Persons with Disabilities, Families and CCBs at Tehsil Sohawa District Jhelum.

The Counseling session was carried out for CCBs, persons with disabilities and their families on 5-8 and 14 Dec, 2013 in 15 villages of Tehsil Sohawa District Jhelum organized By CHIP.

The overall training objectives were:

To strengthen an existing/planned CBR program in rural area.

Become effective agents of change and facilitators in CBR activities and projects

Promote an inclusive development approach

Empowerment of PWDs and SHOs

Mr. Asim Zafar Consultant from Saaya Association conducted these counseling sessions, as he himself is a person with disability. The main propose of these counseling sessions was to empower and motivate persons with disabilities and their families regarding their living in the community.

The main topic were discussed during the sessions:

 

Understanding on Disability

This Topic was for persons with disabilities to understand that Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on and equal basis with others survive as an honorable individual without any dependence upon others as well as to eliminate the factor of sympathetic attitude in Society for persons with disabilities and clear understanding on disability.

 

Individual issues of the persons with Disabilities

This topic provided the comprehensive details about the issues that persons with disabilities has to come across in their daily life activities , the purpose is to create awareness among general people and to train persons with disabilities accordingly so that they can survive as an independent human being.

Lack of assistive devices

Lack of knowledge regarding disabilities

Discrimination within the families

Education

Accessibility

Self-Acceptance

Social-Acceptance

Society Responses towards Person with Disabilities.

This Topic was covered to literate persons with disabilities and their families about the responses of the society towards persons with disabilities, to identify the issues that are created by the responses of the society including pity, hatred or considering them as a punishment by God to the parents for their some past wrong deed. The topic was carried out to eliminate all these issues, the negative responses of the general mass and to provide a broad insight about independent living among persons with disabilities just as persons without disabilities.

 

Importance of Out Reach Activities

The topic was presented details of the requisite material for program and briefly touch upon the features of importance of independent living training including the Out Reach Activities such as Traveling, visits to shopping Malls, etc. family members and CCBs members for finding persons with disabilities by making door to door visits to their homes as to introduce them to (ILT) Independent Living Training and invite them to draw their ILPs (Independent Living Programs).

 

To search persons with disabilities  sheepishly hidden in the walls of their homes

Traveling experience

Sopping experience

Interaction with different people with and without disabilities.

Independent Living Program

This topic was covered to literate persons with disabilities about the independent living program , what kind of activities are being carried out in this program, what benefits one can avail from it being a part of Independent Living Program

 

To learn different skills  in order to be able to perform daily chores

Attendant Service

Shifting skills

Self confidence

Encouragements by role model

Importance of Out Reach Activities

 

The topic was presented details of the requisite material for program and briefly touch upon the features of importance of independent living training including the Out Reach Activities such as Traveling, visits to shopping Malls, etc. family members and CCBs members for finding persons with disabilities by making door to door visits to their homes as to introduce them to (ILT) Independent Living Training and invite them to draw their ILPs (Independent Living Programs).

 

To search persons with disabilities  sheepishly hidden in the walls of their homes

Traveling experience

Sopping experience

Interaction with different people with and without disabilities.

Independent Living Program

This topic was covered to literate persons with disabilities about the independent living program , what kind of activities are being carried out in this program, what benefits one can avail from it being a part of Independent Living Program

 

To learn different skills  in order to be able to perform daily chores

 

Attendant Service

Shifting skills

Self confidence

Encouragements by role model

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