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Empowering Persons with Disability in Victoria (Australia):Role of State


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1 Department of Social Work, Punjabi University, Patiala, India
     

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Disability is any physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses or activities. Conventionally it was to referred to attributes that are severe enough to interfere with, or prevent normal day-to-day activities. At present disability is described as a result of discrimination and disregard to the usual conditions of persons with disabilities by the society at large. This shows, it is the social construction of disability which has more ill effects on them than their biological condition. The author in this paper has tried to put forth the major issues related to persons with disabilities and initiatives taken by the government in Victoria (Australia) for their empowerment.

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Disability, Empowerment.
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Shalini Bhasin
Department of Social Work, Punjabi University, Patiala, India

Abstract


Disability is any physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses or activities. Conventionally it was to referred to attributes that are severe enough to interfere with, or prevent normal day-to-day activities. At present disability is described as a result of discrimination and disregard to the usual conditions of persons with disabilities by the society at large. This shows, it is the social construction of disability which has more ill effects on them than their biological condition. The author in this paper has tried to put forth the major issues related to persons with disabilities and initiatives taken by the government in Victoria (Australia) for their empowerment.

Keywords


Disability, Empowerment.