Working with deafblind people

Rohan explores the world through ‘touch’

Rohan From being abandoned as a child, on the streets, Rohan is on his way to becoming an independent young man.

Rohan was around 12 years old when he was found abandoned on the streets of Ahmedabad. He has Glaucoma, a disease which has damaged his optic nerve, leading to progressive, irreversible loss of vision. To make matters worse he has complete hearing loss also.  He was aloof, reserved and completely withdrawn when he was rescued and brought to Sense India supported unit at Blind People’s Association.

Mobility was a huge challenge for Rohan, who would simply sit at one place and stare into oblivion.

Two years on and he has grown to be an extremely active boy and loves to make friends. Rohan now keenly explores the world through his sense of touch. He expresses himself with the use of aid tools and can recognise his peer group and educators.

Says his educator Jyoti, “It is simply a delight working with Rohan. He has made remarkable progress and I am confident that given the continued education, training and support, he will soon learn to live an independent life.”

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