The basic motivating factor for establishing the Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies is to provide a forum for dissemination of disability, rehabilitation and human rights related recent issues/ developments as also promotion of teaching and research in the field of Disability Studies as an interdisciplinary field of academic inquiry. Among its major activities include holding national as also international seminars, symposia, conferences, workshops and exhibitions on disability, rehabilitation and human rights related issues, disseminating and promoting positive attitude towards the persons with disabilities; providing vocational training and guidance to the disabled/ disadvantaged strata of society; carrying out surveys of problem of disability and identifying the problems faced by the persons with disabilities and other disadvantaged sections in the rural and urban areas by way of helping policy makers in plan formulations; and serving as advocacy groups for the cause of empowering the persons with disabilities and espousing for introducing the teaching and research on Disability Studies in Indian Universities and Academic Institutions.