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.

Message from the president

Our organization is dedicated to promoting the rights and well-being of people with disabilities; the goals set by our visionary leader Late Dr. G. N. Karna. Our mission at SDRS is to empower people with disabilities by providing them with education, training, and opportunities to lead independent and dignified lives. We believe that every person, regardless of their abilities, has the right to equal opportunities and a life of dignity and respect. Our work at SDRS focuses on promoting disability rights and inclusion, as well as providing rehabilitation services to help people with disabilities achieve greater independence and improve their quality of life. Our team at SDRS is comprised of passionate and dedicated individuals who are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of people with disabilities. We collaborate with other organizations and government agencies to advocate for disability rights and accessibility, and we conduct research and provide training to promote greater understanding and awareness of disability issues. We believe that through our collective efforts, we can create a more inclusive and accessible society that values the contributions of all its members, regardless of their abilities. I look forward to continue making a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities.
------- Dr Sandhya Kumari