Document Type : Primary Research paper
Assistant Professor, Dept OF Social Work, C.S.I.Bishop Appasamy College of Arts and Sciences, 129 Race Course, Coimbatore-18
HOD, Dept OF Social Work, C.S.I.Bishop Appasamy College of Arts and Sciences, 129 Race Course, Coimbatore-18,
Women with disability not only have to settle themselves with social and cultural concerns but also have to deal with social structural inequalities at the practical level. The census 2011 data shows that the literacy rates of females are low in all types of disabilities as compared to the males. Women with disability in higher education are facing many barriers such as accessibility, availability, sexual exploitations denial of rights. Education is a boon for every one to succeed in life. But in the case of women with disability it is yet an another challenge for them to break the barriers in education by increasing their self awareness and developing a higher aspirations to achieve greater heights in this competitive world. Self-awareness is an important skill to acquire because it is an attitude that will help us to face problems.
Hence a study was attempted at Avinashiligam Deemed University, special education department, 30 women with disability in higher education was taken as sample for the study. The aim of the study is to improve the level of self awareness of women with disability in higher education through life skill intervention. The intervention was planned for one week. Self awareness scale by Kathrin Trechieshe (2013) was applied to find out the pre test and post score on self awareness and findings of the study revealed that there is a significant difference between pre test and post test score Hence it is concluded that an effective intervention such as life skill training is essential for women with disability in higher education in understanding their strengthens and weakness so that they can easily break the personal and social bearers and lead a very self reliant and self dependent life.