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April

2015

What you need to know about Rubella: World Immunization Week - Closing the immunization gap

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Daya (14) was born with Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS). Consequently, she is deafblind and needs regular care. The medical treatment and running from pillar to post has cost a lot of financial burden on the family. lt is a direct result of her mother not being vaccinated for Rubella. Had her mother been aware about Rubella and its prevention, Daya would not have been a part of the 500,000 deafblind people in India.   The World Health Organization dedicates the last week of April (24-30)...

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23

April

2015

This is how a deafblind student writes his exams

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  Exams are a time of nervous flurry of activity for students all over. Pencils get sharpened and pens get refilled. But for a student, who is deafblind, it means memorizing for hours, reading textbook after textbook on Braille and it’s the fingertips that get honed to recognize the dots on the page that would decide a course for their future. This video is about how Arihant, a deafblind student appears for his exams.     Arihant is a young adult with deafblindness, a...

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08

April

2015

How can we enhance the social well-being of persons with deafblindness?

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Deafblindness is a condition in which a person has a combination of hearing and visual impairments causing severe communication, developmental, and educational needs. People with deafblindness often find themselves isolated and neglected. Deafblindness arising through illness, accidents or hereditary condition can happen to anyone in any stage of life. It’s important to remember that people with deafblindness also are as much a part of society as anyone else. Ensuring that they have maxi...

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27

March

2015

Is there hope for Prachi? Part 2

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In the previous POST, we shared the story of little Prachi and special educator Jyoti's intevention with her and her family. Did Prachi improve? Keep readng to find out!  Inclusion From Home - School - Society Gradually Prachi learnt to sit during interactions and got interested in exploring her surroundings and her toys. Not only her parents but her family members and neighbors were happy with her progress and they began to support us and accept Prachi. Prachi was participating well ...

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