The role of resource information centres in the community based rehabilitation framework
El-Ziq, N. S.
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Darain, H., Alkitani, A., Kashif, M. & El-Ziq, N. (2013) The role of resource information centres in the community based rehabilitation framework, Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal, vol. 24, , pp. 131-138,
Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) programmes aim to utilise the existing resources in the community for persons with disabilities. This paper describes the role of the Resource Information Centres (RICs) set up in the aftermath of the earthquake in Pakistan, as part of the CBR framework. The authors perused relevant literature and added inputs from their experience regarding the role of RICs. The majority of persons with disabilities are not aware of the facilities available in their local areas. The RICs could play a vital role in guiding them to access the existing facilities comprehensively. RICs also carry out a variety of activities that facilitate social integration of persons with disabilities.