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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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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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November 17 2013 1 17 /11 /November /2013 14:12

“My child knows everything but I cannot understand why he doesn’t perform in his written tests.” “My child has a lot of knowledge but he fails in his tests.” “My child gets good marks in his written tests but he fails in his oral exams.” Yes we arrived...
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October 30 2013 4 30 /10 /October /2013 07:15

Making Sense of the Senses (a parents' workshop, 26 October 2013)
A parents' workshop was organized at Handimachal on the 26th October, the topic being “Making Sense of the Senses’’. The target audience were parents of the children who have been diagnosed to be on the Autism Spectrum and children with Sensory Processing...
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October 30 2013 4 30 /10 /October /2013 05:50

Exerpts from the experience during our camp in Lahaul (29-31 August 2013)
The difference Handimachal Kullu Therapy Unit has been bringing to the differently-abled children in the community through its weekly programmes has been impressive and we start planning to reach the unreached hundreds in the remote areas of Himachal...
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