Having to raise a child with a serious disability is something few parents are prepared for. Confusion, anxiety and frustration are their constant companions. But intelligence, courage, persistence and determination can change things for the better. Here is the heart-warming story of how a young mother sought out the best for her son, whether it was from institutions, technology, professionals or just her common sense.
A blog entry by Ms Priya Varghese
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Pushpagiri Medical College
A blog entry by Ms. Padmatharini
Padmatharini is a Speech Language Pathologist working in Tamil Nadu. She was born with Cerebral Palsy and has overcome a variety of impediments and handicaps to become a respected professional.
I am Padmatharani. I currently work at the district differently abled welfare office in Tanjore. I help children with speech difficulties to speak and communicate.
Dr. Shyam Prasad
Central University of Kerala
Success does not have short cuts or limits. If you are determined it will follow you. The author Dr. Shaym Prasad was born with Cerebral Palsy. With his strong will power and hard work he is now an Assistant Professor in the Central University of Kerala. He is narrating his life journey through this blog entry.
National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH), Trivandrum, Kerala is distributing hearing aids under ADIP scheme (Scheme under Government of India) for persons with hearing impairment. For availing the scheme, the beneficiary should provide disability certificate from Medical Board, Aadhar card and ration card. Based on the monthly income mentioned in the ration card, hearing aids would be provided either free of cost or at subsidized rate.
A blog by Nirmal Sugathan
Research Scholar in Speech Language Pathology
A blog by Ashilin Mary Mathew
Having a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder is life altering. It can change how parents identify themselves, determine where and when they are able to go places, affect their friendships, change their social life, and affect career decisions. It alters relationships with partners or spouses and affects siblings.
A blog by Abhinav
A blog entry by
Dr. Samuel N. Mathew,
Executive Director, NISH, Trivandrum, India
Director, RIPMR, Thrissur, India