During a recent visit to one of our Centres I came across an activity done by educators with deafblind children which is remarkably simple but with profound importance in the life of any child. Our early intervention centres often have deafblind and multisensory impaired children as young as 3 years old. They face unique challenges because of being deafblind. They have bad postures or self destructive behavior, withdrawal symptoms from being in a new environment among other...
I am Pooja Kurian, a student of BA.LLB.(Hons.) Programme at Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bangalore. As a Law student, I was eagerly hunting for a good interning experience with an organization bringing meaningful change in society. I chanced upon Sense International India and was intrigued by its work - a unique disability called, Deafblindness. At the end of these two weeks I can say that I could not have asked for a better option than Sense India. ‘Sense India str...
Christmas is the biggest Gifting Season all over this time of the year. So much thought is put in choosing the most appropriate gift. Shopping lists are unending and all have only a single agenda – money spent should be well spent to make our dear ones happy. There is immense joy in giving gifts to those we love. That spirit of giving is part of what makes Christmastime so special. Mother Theresa said, “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put in...
Dear Reader, This post is written by Ritesh Sagar, elder brother of a child with deafblindness Harshit Sagar. Harshit has visual impairment, epilepsy, has limited speech but rarely uses it. He needs full support to stand and walk. Sharing this, we are bringing a voice of a person closest to a deafblind child, his emotions and thoughts across to u. We sincerely hope it touches your heart as it has touched ours. International Day of Persons with Disabil...