Sunday, July 17, 2011

Philippine National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week 2011

The Commission on Elections has the week July 18-23 set as National Voter's Registration Week for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in coinciding with the observance of National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week.

If you or someone you know has a certain form of disability, you can inform them of this opportunity although I believe the guys from Philippine's National Council for Disability Affairs  (NCDP) have informed the PWD community about this. Your local government will surely be able to help out too so you can also direct them to inquire about this.

The theme for this year's observance is  "Making the Rights Real for Filipinos with Disabilities" (Isakatuparan ang Karapatan ng Filipinong may Kapansanan).

So how would you observe the week?

Way back in college while I was taking courses for my BS in occupational therapy, we were once asked to take up the role of a schizophrenic in the form of  "taong-grasa". From there we realized how biased we can be against these peeps. It was the start of my life in the field of rehabilitation and special education.

Officially, NCDP has the following activities with their respective dates and venues:

33rd NDPR Week Schedule of Activities


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