Pune's 'Maitra' to help mothers of special kids to relieve stress

Pune’s ‘Maitra’ to help mothers of special kids to relieve stress

“Our lives revolve around our kids. Parenting of a special child is more challenging than that of a normal child. As human beings we also want change to refresh our minds,” said Neeta Bhatwdekar after the session for mothers of the special children arranged for the first time by Maitra a social group in Pune. […]

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BMC to soon set-up separate OPD for special kids in its peripheral hospitals

The proposal was put forth by Dr Saeeda Khan, NCP corporator from L ward (Kurla). So far, only the four major-run civic hospitals like KEM, Nair, Sion, and Cooper Hospitals have a separate department for special children. This move will help lessen the burden on these hospitals and also benefit the parents of special children. […]

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This WhatsApp group ensures their members are never 'Down'

This WhatsApp group ensures their members are never ‘Down’

When Neeta and Sandip (names changed) were expecting their second baby, their excitement was palpable. After their baby girl came along, they felt blessed. The young couple, however, knew something was amiss. Their joy turned into despair and enthusiasm into helplessness when they were told their baby had Down syndrome. Like Neeta and Sandeep, many […]

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Kids with special needs don’t need sympathy from society; they need a chance to grow

Differently-abled children in India, still face discrimination in most of the rural areas. A child with special needs has to face deprivation and has limited resources in their life The family and the caregivers also have to face a lot of hardships and challenges while managing the child. Lack of awareness and education in the […]

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Daughter’s Down syndrome inspired this mother to start a school for special children

She knew that her daughter was a ‘special child,’ and that her daughter was different from other children. But, she was unaware of what the words ‘special child’ meant. She never knew what was happening to her daughter. Until the doctors told Meera, that her daughter Priya, is suffering from Down’s syndrome. After this incident, […]

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'Educators for special kids need of the hour'

‘Educators for special kids need of the hour’ 

In Mumbai the student- teacher ratio has always been a major concern. To understand this disparity, a study by the New Horizons’ Institute (NHI) for Child Development in Mumbai tried to explore the student-teacher ratios in case of children with special needs. The results state the gap between children and teachers is huge. In fact, […]

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