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Journey to Empowerment Resource Guide - Release of 3rd Edition
We are very happy to share that our Resource Guide for Children with Special Needs 'Journey to Empowerment' has been published. This is our 3rd Revised Edition.
This Resource Guide has all the information very systematically divided in to Ten Chapters.
1) Introduction 2)Orientation 3) Education 4) Vocation 5) Rehabilitation 6) Recreation 7) Recondition, 8) Contribution 9) Legislation & 10) Inclusion.
Introduction has definitions, info about Rights of People with Disability Law 2016 etc. Orientation has basic information about various disability conditions like Intellectual Disability, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Visual, Hearing, Speech impairment etc. Education contains disability wise lists of special schools in Mumbai & other metro cities. Similarly, Vocation has lists of sheltered workshops etc.
Rehabilitation section is very important section & has information about child guidance centres, support groups, marriage bureaus, Life Care Centres & much more information. Recreation tells about organisations, individuals who are working with children & adults with special needs in the field of sports, art/drama etc.Recondition will clear many of our misconceptions about disability.
Contribution explains about volunteering, crowd funding. Legislation is a very important section that tells about latest changes in our legal structure, which are the laws that govern the disability sector, schemes for the people with disability.Inclusion stresses upon participation of person with disability in the mainstream society.
In the Foreword for the Resource Guide Dr. Dharmishtha Mehta (Former Reader, Special Education Department, S.N.D.T. Women's University, Juhu) says that this Resource Guide serves as a Light-house amidst the unclear waters of ignorance, feeling of being lost, confused or unguided.
Do Contact us to get your copy of Resource Guide 'Journey to Empowerment' Kavita Shanbhag - ChildRaise Trust, Founder & Managing Trustee
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Epilepsy In India
By B.S. Singhal and Devika Nag
This book has been published by Indian Epilepsy Association and Lenbrook Pharmaceuticals. This book contains information on diagnosis, management, social reforms and the provisions in the legal system and other issues, in relation to epilepsy in India.
'Take Me Out For Dinner Tonight'
By Dr.Ajay Sodani.
'Mirgi- Kuchh Kahaniya' & 'Mirgi ka Such'
By Dr.Shailendra Jain
What Am I
is based on the life of Siddhi Desai. The book is written by Vrinda Bhargava - a college teacher in Nasik. The book is hailed Inspirational by none other than our President-Pratibha Patil. She adds that Siddhi is a very brave girl & has fought like a warrior.Siddhi may not have eyesight but has vision. President hopes that all girls & boys grow up with her kind of ambition, courage & hope.
Beyond Those Walls of Silence
a real life experience of helping the deaf speak By Lalini Rajasuriya ( Amra Publishers-Chennai). A poignant story of a mother whose consistent love ,insight transformed profoundly deaf child Mahinda in to a robust & creative young man leading a normal life. The book is invaluable reading for all parents working with deaf children.
Journey Towards Promotion of Inclusive Education in India
This book, published by he National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEPP), documents a silent revolution: developments over a period of only a few months but to have a deep impact on the education and therefore on the empowerment of India's 70 million disabled people.
From Darkness to Light,
a Secure Tomorrow, Damodar Tilak
Epilepsy, Carol D'Souza
Autobiography of Susan Hampshire
Unexpected: My Dreams and How I Got There.
Children and Learning Difficulties, Onita Nakra
|AUTISM EK BIKAT VAAT TE VAHIVAAT
AUTISM EK BIKAT VAAT TE VAHIVAAT – is to understand, communicate and handle the child on diagnosis of Autism. The author Sunita S Lele explains in this book not only the experiences that she shared with all Autistic individuals but also writes the practical and theoretical method. Although, number of Autistic individuals is very large, this book is mainly for families and professionals working with children 8 to 9 years old of age.
This book is divided into three sections and priced at Rs. 230/-. Each section contains 4 to 5 topics explaining theoretical method and practical for self-study.
This book is available for purchase at:
Forum For Autism
# 1, Sorab House
6 Garden Road
Colaba, Mumbai 400039
Ek Purna - Apurna by Neela
Jhunj Niyatishi by Pratibha Hampras
Aapli Mule Ka
Bighadtat? by Dr. Anuradha Sovni & Madhuri Bhide.
Andharache Jale by Bhalchandra Karmarkar
Apwadatmak Mulanche Manas-shastra, Prema Kale
|Braille, Audio Books|
Marathi & English Cookery
| From Darkness to Light, by Dheera Kitchlu
Stories of uncommon courage of Blind Women Achievers. Published by National Association of Bild (NAB) and Committee for Achievement of the Status of Blind Women (CASBW)
Note : Braille and audio versions available with NAB.
|Magazines / Newsletters|
‘Shabd Deepotsav 2006’ Diwali
Ank, edited by Meghana Pethe
a Secure Tomorrow
By Damodar Tilak
The National Trust has published, in public interest, a booklet under this title to help families in the middle income group (in particular) to adopt the small savings route to provide for the future financial needs of their disabled wards.
The booklet is authored by Damodar Tilak. He is the father of an only daughter who is a person with cerebral palsy and mental retardation.
In the words of Smt. Aloka Guha, Chairperson of the National Trust, the booklet describes personal experiences of Mr. Tilak and his own preferred solutions to the problems that he and his wife have faced. The publication and subsequent dissemination of these personal experiences is expected to help others to increase their range of options for securing a better, and safer future, for their children with disabilities.
For more information please contact:
Tel : 91+11+3217411 - 13
Fax : 91+11+3217414 or
|Journey to Empowerment: A Roadmap for "Special Children", by Kavita Shanbhag|
Foreword by Dr.Dharmishta Mehta
Reader, Special Education Dept. SNDT University, Mumbai.
resource guide "Journey to Empowerment" serves as a light house 'amidst
the unclear waters of ignorance, feeling of being lost, confused or
unguided. Dissemination of information regarding certain handicapping
conditions in simple words is effective in enabling people to
understand the condition from all perspectives.
by Dr. Surekha Rajadhyaksha, (MD, DCH),
|Films & TV Programmes|
Yellow is an 2014 Marathi film directed by Mahesh Limaye and produced by Riteish Deshmukh and Uttung Thakur. The story explores a mother daughter relationship and developmental disability and behaviour of a child.
The directorial debut film is based on a true story of Gauri Gadgil, a special needs child, who also plays herself in the film. The film was released on 4 April 2014 to critical accalim. The film second film of actor Riteish Deshmukh as producer after Balak-Palak (2013).
At the 61st National Film Awards, it won the Special Jury Award, while the child actors Gauri Gadgil and Sanjana Rai received Special Mention.
|My Name is Khan
||Shah Rukh Khan is both excited and nervous about My Name is Khan, which, he believes, is his biggest film till date. Khan essays the role of Rizvan Khan who has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. "In Asperger's syndrome, one half of the brain is more developed than the other," he says, "So the person ends up thinking very logically as the emotional side is not completely developed. That's the reason Rizvan has problems socialising and is afraid of crowds. In fact, people having Asperger's often find it difficult to show any emotion."
Director Karan Johar and Khan spent several months researching people with Asperger's so that the actor could get the nuances right. "I began reading a lot of books. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is one that I read several times. I watched a lot of videos and met several people with Asperger's," says Khan.
Johar spaced out the shooting so that the actor would have time to prepare himself for the scenes. "It took a lot of retakes to get everything perfect and I'm really thankful to Kajol and Karan for all their patience during the shoots," says Khan. The actor says that the movie is not a social-awareness film, "But I hope that it will bring about awareness of the problems that these people face in leading a 'normal' life," he says.
Natasha Sahgal - Indian Express
|Bilal||Available with distributors Magic Foundation (
) and with director and producer Saurav Sarangi ( )|
source- Indian Express
|Aapki Antara||Aapki Antra is a Zee TV soap opera which premiered on June 1, 2009. The story is about a young girl, Antara, who is diagnosed with autism and her journey of life.Watch Antara from Monday to Friday at 8.30 pm.|
|Black||Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film revolves around a deaf, blind & mute girl(played by Rani Mukherjee to perfection ), and her relationship with her teacher(Amitabh has surpassed himself in the teacher's role) who himself later suffers from Alzeimer's. The first half of the film is an adaptation of Helen Keller's autobiography.|
|Apna Asmman||a film by Kaushik Roy|
|Yuvraj||Subhash Ghai movie where Anil Kapoor plays an autistic brother to Salman Khan & Zayed Khan.|
|My name is King||Karan Johar makes a movie in which Shahrukh Khan plays a person with Aspergers Syndrome.|
Taare Zameen Par
and directed by Aamir Khan, this is a brilliantly made movie which tells us about the world of children. Ishaan Awasthi, superbly portrayed by Darsheel Safary,
is a boy in III std who loves fishes, dogs and loves to paint.
But at the same time he hates studies, struggles with reading, writing,
spelling and maths. He is also clumsy, reverses alphabets and has bad
handwriting. He is a puzzle for the teachers and a cause of worry for
the parents. Nobody understands him; he is called lazy, idiot and so
on. Finally he is sent to a boarding school in Panchgani. There he
meets his art teacher Nikumbh (Aamir Khan) who understands that he has
Dyslexia - Learning Disability, since he also has this condition . He
resurrects his lost self esteem through art in which Ishaan is very
The message is every child is unique with different strengths and weaknesses, and it is upon us as parents, teachers and society at large to discover their talents and nurture them. (January '08)
documentary film on eye donation.
Director:- Gajraj Rao
Producer: Subrat Ray.
You can watch this film on www.youtube.com and www.giftavision.com
|Producer Director Abhiram Bhadkamkar has worked with the great sensitivity to put forward the lives of mentally challenged children. He has combined the storyline of a successful mother and her unsuccessful son burdened with expectations who comes across with these challenged children and how it changes his life for the better. The shooting has taken place at Chetna Apangmati Vikas Sanstha, Kolhapur.|
||Produced by Subhash Ghai and his company Mukta Films, Iqbal is the touching story of a deaf-mute boy (enacted by Shreyas Talpade) who dreams of making it to the Indian Cricket team. His father doesn't approve of his ambition but his mother and sister support him. And he finds unexpected help from an alcoholic coach (Naseerunddin Shah). Nagesh Kukunoor directs this simple, inspiring story supported by Girish Karnad and Shweta Prasad|
| Tera Mera Saath Rahe
||A sensitive film by Mahesh Manjarekar. A story of an elder brother with a younger mentally retarded brother to look after.|
||An award winning film of a youth with cerebral palsy who makes it big.|
||A life story of Sudha Chandran. Her triumph over destiny with the Jaipur foot.|
||Naseeruddin Shah portrays a blind person.|
||The struggle of a hearing impaired couple and their victory over life.|
|Rainman||The story of an adult who is autistic. The role is superbly portrayed by Dustin Hoffman.|