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Friday Meeting Transactions

[Associate publication of Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal]

CONTENTS      Vol. 4 • No. 2 • 2002

Editor's page

Friday Meeting Transactions

Strategies of VSO India in the Field of Disability Rehabilitation

Media and Disability

Status of Employment of Disabled People in Indian Industries

Rehabilitation Notes

National Programme for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities - A blend of CBR and IBR

Approaches to CBR - Realities in Pakistan

Twenty Tips on how to be a Disabled Friendly Company

Editor :

Dr. Maya Thomas

Desk Editor :

Ms. Nina Agtey

Technical Advisor :

Dr. M.J. Thomas

Produced by: Shree Ramana Maharishi Academy for the Blind, 3rd Cross, 3rd Phase, J.P. Nagar, Bangalore - 560 078, Karnataka , India . Tel: 91-80-6581076 Fax: 91-80-658 8045

Printed at : National Printing Press, 580, K.R. Garden , Koramangala, Bangalore - 560 095, Tel : 91-80-5710658  


‘Friday Meetings’ were initiated to improve access to knowledge for development
organisations, particularly those involved in non-institutional forms of rehabilitation. These meetings which are held on the last Friday of every odd month, such as January, March, May and so on, are a get-together of like minded people to debate themes related to application of different methods and development of skills, in this field
. All those who are interested are welcome to attend. The meetings are always conducted at the same venue on the last Friday of odd months, between 2 pm and 5 pm . After an initial presentation on a theme, the emphasis is on  discussion between the participants. The opinions generated here can be useful to people who are decision makers, researchers and interventionists.


For Private Circulation only
(Note: in 2004, it has been decided to discontinue to publication of Friday Meetings Transactions)




The Friday Meeting Transactions generates its articles from the summary reports of the transactions of the Friday Meetings held on the last Friday of every odd month at Spastics Society of Karnataka, 31, 5th Cross, 5th Main, Indiranagar 1st Stage, Bangalore- 560038, India, and articles from other authors.  It is useful for trainers and policy makers, and is available on the Internet at the same website as the Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal.

The opinions expressed in this newsletter are of the authors only, and not necessarily of the producers. The newsletter is only for private circulation and  mailed free of cost on request. Those who wish to receive a printed copy or who would like to contribute articles to the newsletter, may contact :

Dr. Maya Thomas, Editor, Friday Meeting Transactions

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