We have been working for the rehabilitation of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Down Syndrome and Multiple Disabilities since 2013 through our Sharon Special School's activities in Puducherry, India At Special School, we are providing - Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy (for those who are facing difficulties in speaking), Special education, vocational trainings (trades - candle, jewellary, door & floor mates, greetings cards etc), sports tranings.
In Puducherry (union territory of India), 30189 persons are living with disabilities (data source - Census 2011), out of them 2335 are Autistic / Mental Retardate & 2226 are suffering with Multiple Disabilities. Due to lack of awareness; most of the Children with Disabilities (CwDs) are always subject to isolation, violence & neglection ; not only in society but their own families too. If they born in poor families; then their suffering will increase double, due to lack of financial resources
This project will help 20 destitute children with developmental & intellectual disabilities to access therapeutic treatment, special education, Sports & vocational trainings (free of cost) and also provide opportunities to parents to learn about the disabilities. Which will be helpful to change their mind-sets & acceptance of persons with disabilities in mainstream society in India.
Once parents became educated in disabilities and related issues. They can easily identify their child needs & medical condition and will not isolate, neglect. Free services will motivate underprivileged parents to bring their children with disabilities for rehabilitation/treatment.