Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The types of disabilities according to the The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill - 2016

The types of disabilities have been increased from existing 7 to 21 and the Central Government will have the power to add more types of disabilities. The 21 disabilities are given below:-
1.                  Blindness
2.                  Low-vision
3.                  Leprosy Cured persons
4.                  Hearing Impairment (deaf and hard of hearing)
5.                  Locomotor Disability
6.                  Dwarfism
7.                  Intellectual Disability
8.                  Mental Illness
9.                  Autism Spectrum Disorder
10.              Cerebral Palsy
11.              Muscular Dystrophy
12.              Chronic Neurological conditions
13.              Specific Learning Disabilities
14.              Multiple Sclerosis
15.              Speech and Language disability
16.              Thalassemia
17.              Hemophilia
18.              Sickle Cell disease
19.              Multiple Disabilities including deafblindness
20.              Acid Attack victim
21.              Parkinson's disease