The Kerala Government has issued guidelines for ensuring Minimum Standard for the Registration of Therapy Centres for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurological disabilities pursuant to High Court order.
The Kerala High Court has issued a direction to the Government to take steps to establish Therapy Centres.
The High Court had issued these directives in a writ petition which sought a direction to Government to take emergent steps to establish Therapy Centers for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurological disabilities in line with Persons With Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 2016.
Therapy Centres are centres which offer therapies like physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, psychological therapy etc. depending on the nature and severity of disability.
Such Therapy Centres, as per sub-section (3) of Section 51 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Ac, 2016, shall meet such facilities and standards as may be prescribed by the State Government. The guidelines have been issued by the Government for specifying minimum standards for registration of Therapy Centres in Kerala. The objectives, as stated in the Guidelines, are:
Case no.: WP(C).No.15436 OF 2017Case name: SEEMA LAL vs. STATE OF KERALACoram: Chief Justice S. Manikumar and Justice Shaji P ChalyCounsel: Advocate Santhosh Mathew (Pro-bono) and State Attorney KV Sohan, Adv P. Fazil
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