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  • : The Handimachal Programme for disabled children, Kullu, India
  • The Handimachal Programme for disabled children, Kullu, India
  • : 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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August 3 2014 1 03 /08 /August /2014 14:10

APA experience in Manali Day Star School, with Handimachal
Do you know what APA means? It means Adapted Physical Activities. APA was first started in Canada during the seventies. The idea of APA is to use different kinds of physical activities and exercises which are adapted to a person with special needs to...
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July 3 2014 5 03 /07 /July /2014 04:21

Back in the UK... (post by Tina Gericke, OT volunteer)
Back in the UK after my 3 months working with the Handimachal project, my head is still full of it! Apart from supporting the ongoing work of the local therapy team, my particular task agreed with Dominique Dufau had been to contribute to the development...
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May 11 2014 1 11 /05 /May /2014 08:45

A post by Shruti More, our permanent OT in Kullu Community Based Rehabilitation is a strategy within general community development for the rehabilitation, equalization of opportunities and social inclusion of all people with disabilities. The primary...
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May 4 2014 1 04 /05 /May /2014 21:50

Saggar's story - Karma took care of it
Our young friend Saggar is probably our most regular patient in the Handimachal Therapy Unit, always smiling and active in his sessions - and still, his family story is quite sad. Discover Saggar's stody, told by our permanent OT Shruti More, during Dennis...
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April 22 2014 3 22 /04 /April /2014 16:18

CBR at last in Kullu !
Dear friends, Although I am late in posting you with what happened in Kullu recently (which will be done very soon hopefully), I do not wish to delay more this very exciting information: Handimachal just launched its first community-based rehabilitation...
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February 10 2014 2 10 /02 /February /2014 21:22

A Special Journey, by Shakuntla and Shruti
A beautifus post by Shakuntla, Special Educator: the original text in Hindi is followed by the translation into English made by Shruti - thanks to both of them. A Special Journey Working with special need children is a special experience, which makes...
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February 6 2014 5 06 /02 /February /2014 22:18

Making a Difference! Let's do it for Prakash
Whatever work you do is supposed to make a difference, and it does. In our case, the difference lies in what Handimachal has been making in the lives of the many special need children of Kullu valley. Prakash Thaapa is one such special and ironically...
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January 12 2014 1 12 /01 /January /2014 22:35

Since last April, we have been trying to hire an Indian speech and language therapist, without success up to this date. Himachal Pradesh does not seem to be attractive enough for this profession: demand from families is very new, hospitals have not opened...
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December 1 2013 1 01 /12 /December /2013 13:34

24 November 2013: Annual Sports Day Event for different children, Kullu
The youth services and sports Association, Kullu, conducted the annual District Sports Festival for differently-abled children, on 25 November at Dalpur grounds. There were about 80 children participating in various competitions. The various competitive...
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November 21 2013 5 21 /11 /November /2013 19:09

Disability Awareness Camps in Schools (by Shruti More)
As part of Handimachal's awareness programs, we have been conducting disability seminars in schools for over a year now. We have covered over 10 schools so far, situated near Kullu. The main aim of these camps is to educate the population about disability...
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