UDIS Disability Helpline

The UDIS Forum a Network of Persons with Disabilities, Parents, Professionals and Voluntary Organizations has launched a Disability Helpline on 3rd September, 2010 at the UDIS Office Premises at Thadagam Road, Luna Nagar, Coimbatore. The Programme started at 10.00 am and the Welcome address was given by Mr. S. Subramania Siva, Trustee (Admin) of UDIS Forum. Then the Managing Trustee of the Forum Dr. M.N.G. Mani gave the Presidential Address. During his address he expressed his harmony in launching this Helpline for PWDs and mentioned that this will be a one stop shop for all PWDs for their needs. He also gave a special mention that UDIS Forum wants to get into services for PWDs which are not provided by others and so this motive of starting a helpline aroused. He appealed to the PWDs to make it a successful one by getting cleared of all queries by dialing to this helpline. He said that the Advisory Committee of this helpline includes the PWDs, Govt. officials, Parents Organization and UDIS Forum. This Advisory Committee will meet periodically and update information for the Helpline.

After this the District Differently-abled Welfare Officer, Mrs. Jasmine inaugurated the helpline by releasing a Document about this Disability Helpline where it was received by Mr. L. Sivasamy, Asst. Director of the District Employment Office. During her address the she said that her long time dream has come true by the launch of this Helpline. She also expressed her joy that the Forum and her ideas are alike when it comes to Disability Services. She also suggested that the PWDs who dial to the helpline can also be asked details like whether they have ID cards and about their registration in Employment office etc. She thanked the Forum for making her dream a reality and said that their office will support in all ways to this helpline.

The special address was given by Mr. L.Sivasamy, the Asst. Director of the District Employment office and in his address he motivated the PWDs by pointing out the successful PWDs who made use of the schemes and facilities offered by the government. He also appealed to the PWDs to make use of those facilities by knowing them through the helpline. He also wished the Forum that the reach of this helpline would be tremendous in future and felt very happy for this launch. He also explained the ways and means to apply for jobs in the Government sector and told all these information will be available in this helpline.

Services under the helpline :
  • Central and State Govt. Schemes for the PWDs.
  • Educational schemes for PWDs and Institutions offering admissions to PWDs.
  • Service Organizations offering assistance to PWDs .
  • Availability of Equipments/Assistive Devices for the PWDs.
  • Centres for Education and Rehabilitation of the PWDs
  • Services for PWDs in General welfare schemes (In both Private and Public sector)
  • Employment opportunities for the PWDs
  • Information on Disabled People’s Organization (DPOs) and Parents Association
  • Developments in Disability at the National and International level
  • Information gallery for the PWDs

Helpline Numbers:
  • +91- 422 - 2405551
  • +91- 422 - 2648006
  • +91- 99 44 55 61 68
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