ATR(Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation)

All the PWDs living in the project area are mobilised for assessment camps for assessing their medical needs like surgeries, assistive devices required for them and therapy services needed for them. According to the requirement, Rehabilitation services are provided free of cost to these members in collaboration with several organizations, both Government and Non-Government. Rehabilitation services include assistive devices like Crutches, Walking Sticks, Tricycles, Medical Surgeries, Hearing Aids etc, Nutrition Support for the malnourished children with disabilities, mainstreaming the children into schools, and financial assistance for livelihood development.

The Trust in collaboration with different institutions and corporate hospitals like Kamineni Hospitals, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Government institutions like National Institute for Hearing Handicapped (NIHH), National Institute for Mental Handicapped (NIMH), SWEEKAR-UPKAR, etc. arranged for corrective surgeries and other medical rehabilitation free of cost. Total number of PWD who received rehabilitation services like surgical corrections, aids and appliances, therapy services including Activities of Daily Livings Skills(ADL Skills) are:

  • Corrective surgeries - 494,
  • Assistive devices - 2784,
  • Therapy services including ADL skills – 2639

The ‘Commitments’ promoted Sahajeevana Sangham (SJS) or Association of Parents of the severely disabled and links them to service providers. SJS benefits the PwDs in multiple ways such as

  1. Training on physiotherapy and speech therapy to the parents,
  2. Training to prepare their children to be self-reliant,
  3. Training on nutrition,
  4. Place of assessing the improvement in health condition of their children and further steps to be followed in therapy activities,
  5. Learning from the experiences of other parents etc.

Commitments facilitated 6,958 PWDs to access the medical rehabilitation support and with this support the dependency of the PWDs on the family member and neighbours for their day to day activities has drastically come down. It has also empowered the PWDs to demand for and access entitlements from the Government and other agencies.

'Commitments’ have tax-exempt status in India, entitling the donations made to it to qualify for exemption Under Section 80 G of Income Tax Act, 1961. Similarly ‘Commitments’ possesses registration granted by Govt.of India, Ministry of Home Affairs under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976 to receive donations and contributions from Foreign Donors and Agencies.

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