There are various provisions in the law to safeguard the rights & well-being of disabled persons, such as:
- The Person with Disabilities Act, 1995 now termed as RPD (Right to Persons with Disability) Act 2016.
- The Mental Health Act, 1987
- The Rehabilitation Council of India, 1992
- The National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999