Sri Arunodayam is a home in Chennai for abandoned children with intellectual disability's (ID). Our home came into existence in 2002 on account of the unfortunate practice of families who abandon their vulnerable children on account of ignorance, poverty, social stigma, anda lack of moral conscience that has never been disciplined to safeguard our country's most vulnerable citizens. Abandoned children with ID continue to be found in public places such as hospitals, bus and railway stations
Despite data showing a rising trend in abandonment of children across the country, there are very few homes set up to address this problem. Sri Arunodayam is one of very few residential homes while most others function as Day Care centers funded by parents. In thei nitial years, our focus was mainly to rescue and nurture these children but in time wetransformed into a 'residential-cum-rehabilitation' home offering comprehensive services and therapies for the holistic development of children
Children's cognitive disabilities render them dependent on external care and support, particularly in terms of medical attention. The prevalence of seizures and susceptibility to psychiatric illness in this population further intensifies their need for consistentand specialized medication. Seizure Medication (55 Children): 55 children suffer from seizures, a condition that requires daily medication Psychiatric Medication (55 Children): Our data shows that 55 children demonstrate susceptibility
Improved Quality of Life: Proper medication ensures that these children's medical needs are met, reducing discomfort, pain, and the risk of life-threatening events. This directly contributes to their overall well-being and enhances their quality of life. Enhanced Cognitive Development: Effective medication management can positively influence cognitive development in intellectually challenged children. By addressing health issues promptly, we create an environment for these children
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