Disabled Person

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Disabled Person

A person with less mental or physical ability than the average person. For example, a disabled person may use a wheelchair or may be blind or deaf. Mentally disabled persons often (but do not always) have lower earning potential than the average person, but this is not by any means the case for the physically disabled. Laws exist in many jurisdictions to protect the rights of disabled persons. See also: Americans with Disabilities Act, Handicapped Person.
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LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court on Saturday directed all the district and sessions judges across the Punjab province to ensure hearing of the cases of disabled persons on priority basis and their proper care in the courts.
Flanked by the association's office-bearers and blind persons, he said the highly-qualified disabled persons had been kept deprived of employment opportunities, adding hundreds of jobs were lying vacant in the education department, but the officials concerned were using delaying tactics to fill the vacancies.
A large number of disabled persons from across the agency besides tribal elder, leader of political and religious parties, social activists attended the seminar organized by Bajaur Disabled Persons Association.
Speaking at a press conference he held at the Ministry Wednesday, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Social Insurance and Welfare referred to the recent visit of Sudanese delegation to Turkey as part of the cooperation in domains of disabled persons
The phychological, social, and vocational problems of the person with a cancer diagnosis are not so different from those of other disabled persons. Some researchers report the primary difference as the ever-present fear that the disease will progress or recur (Healey and Zislis, 1981).
Each family of permanently disabled persons would get free of charge healthcare services worth Rs 720,000 per year.
A large number of the disabled persons attended the program.
ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court on Monday summoned chief secretaries of all four provinces including Federal Secretary for Education on International Day of Disabled persons (December 3), in a case pertaining to rights of handicapped persons in the country.
SIALKOT -- Speakers pledged and stressed a need to make an all-out effort for the betterment and welfare of the disabled persons especially the visually impaired.
Mr Zehri gave the assurance to the representatives of Voice for Disabled Persons during a meeting at the Chief Minister House.
The move toward deinstitutionalization of developmentally disabled persons has brought about an increased awareness of the necessity to provide a continuum of community-based residential alternatives.

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