About Us


Community Based Rehabilitation is a philosophy, which promotes demystification and communication of rehabilitation technology in simple and locally appropriate ways to reach the people with disabilities in rural. Tribal and remote areas. CBR works on the principle that no person should be disintegrated from the families and community and best possible support must be made available closer to the community. CBR adopts a national and community perspective and works to align with the UN commitment such as rights for children, women, senior citizens, vulnerable groups of the society along with persons with disabilities.

CBR NETWORK is a charitable Trust working in the field of disability since 1992 to promote Community Based rehabilitation of persons with disabilities leading inclusive development. We are members of Global Partnership for Disability and Development (Initiated by the World Bank trust fund), association member of Rehabilitation International (A global forum).

We enjoy special consultative status to UN Economic and social council (UN ECOSOC)

Our Focus

Enable people with disabilities and their families to walk on the path of inclusive development in a non-discriminating community with equal opportunities for brothers and sisters with a diverse need.

What we do?

CBR NETWORK promotes CBR philosophy to reach the unreached persons with disabilities in the south Asian countries. Udisha Portage on early childhood inclusion was implemented in 42,000 Anganwadi centers in Karnataka in collaboration with Women and child development department. Spoorthi to empower youth with disabilities with SHGs and micro credits was implemented in Karnataka in collaboration with Department for the empowerment of differently able persons and senior citizens. CBR NETWORK organized self-help mutual aid groups of senior citizens in Karnataka state. Moving Away form labels is an innovative approached to inclusive education developed by CBR NETWORK.

CBR NETWORK contributes as technical support organization to Bangalore University and Karnataka Open University. These universities offer rehabilitation-training programmes for rehabilitation personnel and resource teachers for inclusive education.

CBR NETWORK also functions as zonal coordination committee (southern zone) for the Rehabilitation council of India, a statutory body.

CBR NETWORK is active in the field of empowerment of senior citizens by establishing Self-help Mutual support groups of senior citizens in Bangalore and neighboring villages. We also issue ID cards for senior citizens on behalf of Department for the empowerment of differently abled persons and senior citizens, government of Karnataka.

We develop resource materials, manuals for parents, teachers, doctors, and health workers on rehabiliation, epilepsy and care of senior citizens.

We are actively involved in human resource development programmes in disability and rehabilitation, Epilepsy care and senior citizens.

We are part of Indian Social Responsibility Network, New Delhi.

How can you help us?

We are just one phone call away /one mail away. Write to us at ideasianetwork2013@gmail.com or bucbr@hotmail.com to support by sparing your valuable time, knowledge, Skills, experiences, materials and money. Be a CBR NETWORK volunteer-give us a helping hand to reach the unreached to get everyone on the path of inclusive development.

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