Children
 India
Project #8172

Early Intervention for Disabled Infants

by Samadhan

Summary

To identify & provide early intervention to children below 5 years with mental handicaps or at risk for developmental delay, by professionals & trained women from the target area.
$10,000
total goal
$6,885
remaining
44
donors
1
monthly donor
4
years active

Challenge

Intellectual Disablity in the target community.Poor mothers and their mentally handicapped offsprings will be benifitted.Superstition leading to nonacceptance, discrimination and problems caused by poverty, denies the children timely intervention that prevents avoidable secondary handicaps.Women, particularly mothers of the disabled, need support to confront problems caused by poverty and its impact on the disability of their child

Solution

Detection of mothers and children "at risk" for developmental delays; intervention for a target group of children; training of midwives, health workers, teachers of special education and other professionals in the target community.

Long-Term Impact

Early intervention lessens impact of disability and prevents onset of secondary handicaps.Training women to become partners in our work provides an income which leads to greater self worth, improves their status and changes community perceptions.

Resources

https:/​/​www.samadhanindia.org

Organization Information

Samadhan

Location: New Delhi, Delhi - India
Website: http:/​/​www.samadhanindia.org
Project Leader:
pramila balasundaram
New Delhi, New Delhi India