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Category Archive: Blog, Special needs

Life lessons from exceptional parents

“Being a survivor doesn’t mean being strong – it’s telling people when you need a meal or a ride, company, whatever. It’s paying attention to heart wisdom, feelings, not...

Assistive Technology for the Differently-abled

Welcome to the era of digital natives where technology is the king. Right from hand held devices, touch screen, tablets, e-books, videos, movies, everything to do with entertainment to education is...

Lessons from the Learning Disability Clinic

“Part of the problem with the word ‘disabilities’ is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of...

How to treat CWSN? Learning from Maysoon Zayid

“If there is an Oppression Olympics – I would be a gold medalist. I am Palestinian, I am a Muslim, I am a female, I am a virgin, I live in New Jersey with Palsy.” – Maysoon...

Discover your Child through Encouragement

I met Amrit Ramnath, then 11 years old, nearly three years ago when I had gone to visit his family in Chennai. During the course of our conversation, Amrit showed me some of his sketches and...

Strike Up a Conversation with a PWD without Feeling Awkward

More often than not, parents get uncomfortable with queries raised by their kids on seeing Children With Special Needs (CWSN) or Persons With Disabilities (PWD). To brush away such questions and...

Disability and Parenthood: Refute or Salute

Shweta Chooramani fulfils her love for writing by contributing to several blogs, along with being a full-time mother. Previously, she has worked for more than eight years in the international NGO...

Helping a Slow Learner

Dr. Krishna Mahathi holds diplomas in Pediatrics and in the management of allergies and asthma. She has worked as a junior consultant in Christian Medical College,Vellore and then at the Learning...