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  • : The Handimachal Programme for disabled children, Kullu, India
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  • : In the (blue) House of the Himalayas, in Kullu (Himachal Pradesh, India), discover and follow the progress of the Handimachal project for disabled children.
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December 17 2016 7 17 /12 /December /2016 12:10

70th Annual meeting of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Hollywood, Florida (20-24 September 2016)
After amazing experiences at the 69th meeting of AACPDM last year, where I received an International scholarship to give a presentation of the work been done at Handimachal, I got a brilliant opportunity once again to present a course at this year annual...
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December 10 2016 7 10 /12 /December /2016 10:09

World Disability Day in Kullu, 3 December 2016
Dear reader, dear friend, Don't think that because we are not publishing any new post nothing is happening at the Handimachal Kullu Therapy Unit - in fact, a lot is going on every day and I will able to publish a short summary of the programme progress...
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March 20 2016 1 20 /03 /March /2016 16:36

Another spring, a new location, new hopes in Kullu-Manali
Dear readers, dear friends, It’s been quite some time since we posted news on this blog. This means we are all quite busy, in Kullu and in France! For the first time since 2009, we decided to close the Handimachal Unit for one full month in January and...
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January 10 2016 1 10 /01 /January /2016 14:31

More than six years after its creation in Kullu town (Himachal Pradesh, India), the Handimachal programme for disabled children can be roughly summarized and quantified as follows: a local multi-disciplinary team of Indian professionals gradually organized...
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December 13 2015 1 13 /12 /December /2015 16:25

Narrative therapy, a new approach to counselling, now in Kullu
With 2015 coming to end, we have been very busy at Handimachal. Last month we had two Indian volunteers, Raviraj Shetty (Occupational Therapist) and Jill Sanghavi (Counselor) from Mumbai who spent time at Handimachal for a week working with the team in...
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December 5 2015 7 05 /12 /December /2015 18:53

3 December 2015:  World Disability Day celebration in Kullu
On the Occasion of the World Disability Day on 3 December 2015, the local organizations working in the field of disability in Kullu district came together to celebrate the differences of our special ones. The District Welfare Office hosted the event at...
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August 19 2015 4 19 /08 /August /2015 17:36

ABA workshop in Kullu - June 2015 - in the news
During the last week of June, the Handimachal team was extremely lucky to welcome Mrs. Kinnari Bhatt, an Indian OT specialised in ABA services to children facing autism disorders. Thanks to Kinnari and to the support from the Parents' association and...
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April 6 2015 2 06 /04 /April /2015 12:14

World Autism Awareness Day in Kullu - 2nd April 2015
On the occasion of 8th World Autism Awareness Day, a painting and awareness program was held for special children and their parents nearby Kullu town. Handimachal, in partnership with Dahuadhar Nirmal Chhya Parents Association, Nav Chetna School, Kaar...
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November 23 2014 1 23 /11 /November /2014 18:53

Tori North's experience in Kullu published in the OT Frontiers newsletter
A nice summary of Tori's experience at Handimachal (and in Himachal Pradesh), as published in the OT Frontiers newsletter (October edition). Thank you Tori for your valuable contribution to Handimachal and to children and families of Kullu district! Experience...
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August 31 2014 1 31 /08 /August /2014 13:36

Adventure Day in Solang - "Anything is possible"
“Anything is possible” – this is the mantra that I have chanting since being in India. I have discovered it is possible to squeeze 10 persons into a taxi, a shared taxi as they call it here. I have hair-raisingly discovered it is possible for two buses...
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