The work on disability was initiated in 2014 in response to the field data revealing a high prevalence of disability in the community.

The project decided to focus on four main issues – early identification of disability in children, linkage to government entitlements, linkage to appropriate institution for education or therapy and occupational therapy in the SDMC polyclinic.

The community health team was trained in understanding disability and how to identify people with disabilities and when to refer.

The occupational therapy is helping people, particularly children negotiate their lives better and increasing their ability to live a more independent life. The caregivers are motivated and provided with skills to repeat the sessions at home. This has resulted providing tremendous impact on the quality of lives of the children.