Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 4: National Institute of Speech & Hearing (NISH) together with the Directorate of Social Justice is conducting the 16th online Interactive Disability Awareness Seminar (NIDAS) on February 15.The seminar deals with “Niramaya: Disability Health Insurance Scheme for the welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities& Legal Guardianship, Quasi-Judicial role of Local level committee -LLCs in ensuring the rights and welfare by National Trust of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment”. The seminar will be handled by Mr. Venugopalan Nair, State Coordinatorfor National trust, State Nodal Agency Center , Kollam and Mrs B.Sreekala, Principal, Ashraya, Kollam.
This online live seminar hosted at NISH will commence at their campus at 10.30 am. This will be simultaneously presented at all the District Child Protection Units (DCPU) offices for audiences present there via internet.
The two and a half -hour programme in Malayalam aims to reach out across the state to larger numbers of parents and caregivers, who are not aware of the implications of disability.
Interested people who wish to participate from DCPU offices in each district may contact the Child Protection Units Officer nearest to them and avail the telephonic registration process.
Participants from each district can contact the District Child Protection officers in the following numbers: Thiruvananthapuram (0471-2345121), Kollam (0474-2791597), Pathanamthitta (0468-2319998,9747833366), Alappuzha (0477-2241644, 9447140786), Kottayam (0481-2580548, 9447506971), Idukki (0486-2200108,9496456464), Ernakulam (0484-2609177,9446731299),Thrissur (0487-2364445,9447382095), Palakkad (0491-2531098,9447533690), Malappuram (0483-2978888,9447243009), Kozhikode (0495-2378920,9496438920), Wayanad (04936-246098,9446162901), Kannur (0490-2326199,8289889926)and Kasargod (04994-256990,9447580121).
Participants from Trivandrum district can also attend from NISH after telephonic registration by contacting NISH in 0471- 3066658.
Interested people can register on the website http://nish.ac.in/others/news/523-nidas16. Participants should either have a personal computer, laptop or tablet along with reliable high speed internet connectivity, webcam and microphone.
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