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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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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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October 10 2013 5 10 /10 /October /2013 13:18

A little bit of feedback goes a long way
‘The Handimachal Therapy unit gives a ray of hope, a new way of thinking, a new goal’ Above is just one of the positive comments provided by patients and their parents, at the Handimachal Kullu Therapy Unit. Evaluating and improving our own work is something...
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October 9 2013 4 09 /10 /October /2013 13:35

The making of Stori (by Tori North, OT volunteer)
When starting in the Handimachal unit 3 months ago I was really interested to look at the different varieties of seating available for the children, most have been designed by previous volunteers and Shruti, and are either a corner type chair or a made...
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October 4 2013 6 04 /10 /October /2013 09:45

Handimachal in the limelights (30 September 2013)
Annual Day Celebrations - Day Star School Manali Day star school, Manali had their annual day celebrations on the 30 September. Handimachal was honored to be a part of this extravaganza by holding a disability awareness stall and a special dance performance...
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August 26 2013 2 26 /08 /August /2013 18:37

29-30-31 August: for the first time, Handimachal in Lahaul district
The Handimachal team is preparing a big event: for the first time in four years, they will be holding a disability awareness camp out of Kullu valley, in Lahaul district, on the other side of famous Rohtang pass. These three camps are being organised...
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August 19 2013 2 19 /08 /August /2013 18:11

Do it yourself - Therapy Resources
It has been a great privilege to have had Romain as an Occupational Therapist colleague at the Unit. A special thanks to him, to teach me the carpentry skills very much necessary to make handy therapy resources. In the four months of our association,...
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August 19 2013 2 19 /08 /August /2013 18:04

The Handimachal team conducted a workshop for the teachers of the government schools of Manali and Naggar block on 17 August, with a primary aim of spreading a word about the prevalence and impact of disability on the children of the Kullu valley and...
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July 13 2013 7 13 /07 /July /2013 13:22

Romain, our OT volunteer from France, will finish his mission on Monday 15 July and the next volunteers already knocked on the door of the “blue house”: Tori North (OT volunteer) and Gaëlle Leclercq (APA volunteer) both arrived in Kullu at the end of...
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