AWAIRNESS RAISING EXPERIENCE IN EFFORTS TO IMPROVE THE WELFARE OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH THE ROLE OF THE COMMUNITY-BASED REHABILITATION GROUP IN THE STUDENT COURSE WORK OF COMMUNITY LEARNING PROGRAMS
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At this time, persons with disabilities in Baturetno Village as well as those in other villages in Yogyakarta Special Province still face issues related to their welfare. Characteristics of persons with disabilities in Baturetno Village, as well as the average condition of persons with disabilities in Bantul District. Their characteristic are there is not valid data related to the number and detail characteristics of persons with disabilities; There are still many persons with disabilities who do not have identity cards; still facing psychological problems; Such as not daring to leave home in shame, not confident, fear; comes from a family with low socioeconomic and health levels; Education levels are generally low; The productivity of human resources for persons with disabilities is relatively low because there has not been much job training opportunity; There is still no available accessible public facilities; The ability to running their own business are low; because of the absence of skills, difficulty in obtaining access to capital; The ability to do business marketing is still low. Unavailability of valid data and lack of identity cards causes PwDs to be unable to obtain services from in government programs. Health insurance programs, educational programs, vovational training program and economic empowerment programs are inaccessible to PwDs. This is what makes the welfare of persons with disability still in a state of apprehension. The Student Course Work Of Community Learning Programs (Kuliah Kerja Nyata Program Pembelajaran Masyarakat/KKN-PPM) is expected to provide a model to address these issues by providing awairness raising activities in improving the capacity of village government and village communities through community organizations existing in their roles to improve the welfare of persons with disabilities. Method or concept of activities to be used to solve the problem is the first step will be done are: First, organizing community-based rehabilitation groups. Second, strengthening of community-based rehabilitation groups, by providing disability awareness training, introducing legislation related to the protection and fulfillment of the rights of persons with disabilities, Planning program of community-based rehabilitation groups to ensure persons with disabilities receive services in accordance with their needs. Third, Pilot Project of community-based rehabilitation groups by conducting activities: Data collection and assessment of the needs of PwDs in Baturetno Village; Economic empowerment of PwDs and their families. The strengthening of business groups of persons with disabilities is done through the provision of entrepreneurial knowledge and business management. So that with existing skills, PwDs can run their business; Strengthening is also provided on savings and loan activities through savings and loan management training. In order to support the acceleration of the run of community-based rehabilitation groups, it is necessary to provide assistance in the preparation of programs and activities. In order to become a program sustainability, future activities can use village budget, sub-district district budget fundswith community-based rehabilitation support groups to ensure persons with disabilities get services according to their needs.