Dr. Maya Thomas, Consultant & Advisor on disability and inclusive development programmes; Founder and Editorial Advisor of Disability CBR and Inclusive Development (DCID)


 Dr. Maya Thomas is an Independent Consultant with expertise in policy development, strategy and programme planning related to disability and inclusive development, particularly community based approaches; evaluation of disability programmes, capacity building and training of planners and managers of disability programmes. She has undertaken more than 160 such assignments over the last 30 years.


She is also the founder and Editorial Advisor of 'Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development' (DCID), a journal of over 30 years standing, publishing articles on disability, CBR & rehabilitation, (formerly Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal). 


Dr. Thomas was a Member of the Editorial Committee for the World Report on Disability and Member of the Core Group to develop the CBR Guidelines, WHO, Geneva. She has over one hundred presentations, chapters and papers published  in international and Indian publications to her credit; apart from being an invited speaker at ober 35 international conferences.