Education is a human right that is often denied to disabled children. We train our teachers & parents to go against the accepted norm of low expectations for such children. Our pioneering program helps create productive stimulating lives by providing age-appropriate education, sensory-integration therapy, training, counseling, & support services to child and family. To help our families battle prejudice & poverty we provide our services for free. You help is needed for us to continue our work.
Though there are no reliable statistics available, it is reported that 1 in 93 children in Sri Lanka is autistic. Most severely disabled children in Sri Lanka will grow up to be extremely dependent adults, often without the ability to communicate their most basic needs or identify those who have harmed them. A burden to their families and society. Our education program provides our students with self-confidence, communication skills, and marketable abilities.
This project will provide age-appropriate education to children & train the parents to be more effective teachers and caregivers. We focus on improving students communication skills, family relationships and educating the parents about their child's condition. We also educate society to accept and appreciate people with diverse abilities - building a world where we all belong.
The project will directly impact the lives of 40 low-income families with at least one disabled child. The child will be able to function better in the family and out in the community and will grow up to have a productive life. The families will be happier and less economically burdened and able to view their child as a person with potential and a giving member of their family.