ChildRaise.com completes 16 years of committed service on International Day of Persons with Disability.

IN 2001, We, 'ChildRaise' launched our first project, www.childraise.com on International Day of Persons with Disability. From then on, we made it a point to launch our new services on this special day. In 2004, we released our Resource guide- Journey to Empowerment:a roadmap for special needs children. In 2010, we launched our Toll Free Helpline - DISHA on this very same day with no. 1800-22-1203 having specific meaning. 12 represents the month of December & 03 is the date 3rd, for people to associate & remember the toll free no with IDPD.

Each year the UN announces a theme to observe for International Day of People with Disability. The annual theme provides an overarching focus on how society can strive for inclusivity through the removal of physical, technological and attitudinal barriers for people with disability. This has been occurring since 1992 when the General Assembly proclaimed 3 December as the International Day of Disabled Persons.

The theme for 2017 International Day of People with Disability is "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all". The overarching principle of this theme is to 'leave no one behind' and empowers people with disability to be active contributors of society. It is based on transformative changes envisaged in the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development [PDF 6.4 MB].

This global framework aims to strengthen the resilience of people with disability by providing full access to justice, health care services, infrastructure and accessible communities. It is focuses on inclusive education, lifelong learning, and sustainable economic growth through employment.

(Source- http://www.idpwd.com.au)