Mainstreaming the Differently-Abled 1 (Annual Report 2009-10)
The power of difference
There is great power and potential in this small, hyphenated word: differently-abled. In the, lie hidden reserves of great will and indomitable spirit, the very substance that makes us transcend the merely physical world of limitations. It is this conviction that has driven Deepalaya to engage the differently-abled as well as the general community in programmes that change common perceptions and attitudes. These programmes also provide professional care and a range of specific services to the beneficiaries.
Deepalaya Special Unit
The Special Unit at Gandhi Basti, Okhla Phase-III, New Delhi, is at the core of our interventions aimed at the differently-abled A total of 60 children are enrolled at the centre and are provided special education by using speech therapy, physiotherapy, specially formulated teaching and learning materials and training for latent talent development. Parents are regularly counselled to prepare the whole family for the main-streaming of the child. (See table on Enrolments at Special Unit)
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