Arushi - Early Intervention Program

Project Brief: Early Intervention Program
Project Type: Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Kansas City
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Sankalp Nayak
Project Partner(s): Anil Mudgal
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , 1, Shivaji Nagar, Near Gas Claim Court, Behind MPEB Office,,,Bhopal,
MADHYA PRADESH  462016
Tel: 91-755-4293399
Stewarding Chapter: Kansas City
May 2010Kansas CityUSD 2727
Dec 2010Kansas CityUSD 0

Total = $2727

The Early Intervention Program offers a variety of therapeutic and support services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. The services include family education and counseling, home visits, and parent support groups, speech pathology and audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy psychological services nutrition services Assisted technology devices and services.

Early intervention increases the developmental and educational gains for the child, improves the involvement of the family, and reaps long-term benefits for society. Arushi has already started a pre-school with initial support from ASHA. This initiative has evoked very enthusiastic response from the community and in a period of one year, 25 children have been enrolled in this pre �school against our anticipation of about ten children. Speech therapy, physical therapy, Occupational Therapy, psychological and audiology services would be provided as an integral part of this program.Parents of the children in the age range of 0-3 years are also coming to Arushi to seek guidance and to get appropriate early intervention.

Early Intervention program aims to address the needs of this group and intends to cover children of Bhopal and surrounding area.
1. To identify/screen children with different disabilities in the age group of 0-3 years.
2. To provide necessary intervention after proper assessment.
3. To empower parents to enable them to deal with the special needs of their disabled child.
4. To create awareness amongst various stakeholders for ensuring the above.

The project will target disabled children below the age of 5 belonging to economically weaker sections of the community. How ever, preference would be given to children below the age of three. The focus of the project is to provide early intervention to the young children with developmental delay and other disabilities. Besides this, speech therapy, physical therapy, Occupational Therapy, psychological and audiology services would be provided as an integral part of this program.
Established in 1992, the organization started its activities keeping in mind the various educational needs of visually impaired students. Volunteers started recording textbooks in audio for school children & later the lack of such initiatives motivated the founder members to increase their scope and range of activities towards all kind of disabilities.
Mr. Anil Mudgal
Mobile - 09827220041