29 07, 2020

Horse Riding – Rehabilitation Technique for Mentally Challenged

Horse riding is widely popular as a recreational activity, but the surprising fact about Horse Riding is that there are also remarkable health benefits for the rider especially for people with disabilities. Horse Riding Therapy is More Than Just about Riding. Horse Riding requires courage, balance, and coordination. It may take hours before a mentally challenged child feels confident enough to try and sit [Read More]

13 06, 2020

Caring for Developmental Disorders in India

Understanding developmental disorders Developmental disorders are affecting the lives of hundreds of millions of peoples around the globe. About 3% of the global population is estimated to face one or the other form of severe developmental disorder. That may sound surprisingly high considering we do not bump into people with visible conditions that very often. And that is what makes developmental disorders worrisome as [Read More]

5 06, 2020

Educational abilities should not be the minimum requirements for living a normal life

In his famous 2011 TED talk about “Why dance class is just as important as maths class”, Sir Ken Robinson gives us a beautiful example of the importance of creativity in holistic development of an individual. He tells how people with a different paradigm of skills but are branded as learning disabilities can benefit from a creative outlet. Father Felix of CIMR has been [Read More]

18 05, 2020

The Right To Live A Normal Life

“My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.” - Stephen Hawking These words from Mr. Hawking sends a strong message to the special children, on how to live their life normally. He changed the way people thought about [Read More]

13 04, 2020

Conversations that Help

Talking to the special kids is an interesting and enriching experience. Finding out how they feel, what they want, their likes and dislikes can be difficult or nearly impossible when we communicate using normal methods. This acts as a deterrent to many individuals who choose to avoid interacting with special kids because of this reason. However, every individual should make an attempt to converse with [Read More]