Shristi Special Academy

Project Brief: Provide quality services and structured intervention programs for children with mental retardation, autism or any other intellectual impairment.
Project Type: Special Needs (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Silicon Valley
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Vijit Nair
Project Partner(s): Suchita Somasekhariah
Other Contacts: Meena Venkatachalam
Project Address: , 13/1, 9th G Main Road, 6th Cross, Behind BBMC Maternity Hosp,Byraveshwaranagar,Bangalore,
KARNATAKA  560072
Tel: 91 80 23204875
Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Dec 2015BangaloreUSD 9167
Nov 2014Silicon ValleyUSD 10208
Feb 2014Silicon ValleyUSD 10171
Nov 2013BangaloreUSD 8118
Jun 2013Silicon ValleyUSD 20059
Sep 2012Silicon ValleyUSD 2077
Jan 2012Silicon ValleyUSD 9125
Aug 2011AustinUSD 4131
Aug 2011Silicon ValleyUSD 9980
Nov 2010AustinUSD 9978
Nov 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 12665
Jul 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 12280
Feb 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 12460
Dec 2009AustinUSD 9765
Aug 2009Silicon ValleyUSD 11750
Apr 2009AustinUSD 9030
Sep 2008Work an HourUSD 6300
Aug 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 14300
Jun 2008Work an HourUSD 5000
Mar 2008AustinUSD 4094
Mar 2008Work an HourUSD 2156
Jan 2007AustinUSD 3600
Jun 2006AustinUSD 1431
Jul 2005AustinUSD 3600
Jun 2005UIUCUSD 3960

Total = $205405

Funding resource materials required for special education and transportation costs (two buses transports the children between home and school). Also funding teachers' (of children with special needs) salaries as part of Support-a-Teacher program.
Structured intervention programmes for children with mental retardation, autism, or any other intellectual impairment.
Shristi Special Academy is a registered society with a governing committee (Regd. Under Karnataka Societies Act). It is a non-profit organisation, headed by a team of trained, qualified and experienced special educators who feel the need today is to provide quality services and well designed and structured intervention programmes to children with mental retardation, autism or any other intellectual impairment.

Shristi Special Academy has a unique set of programs designed to enable independence among the mentally challenged, developmentally delayed, and those with autism and attention deficit hyperactive disorders of all ages. Rehabilitation at Shristi includes therapeutic intervention with a focus on special education, sensory stimulation, physiotherapy, language stimulation, and occupational therapy. Through an intensive, individualized and child-focused training program, Shristi has enabled many children with developmental delays to go to normal schools, and still other individuals to gain employment. The teachers at Shristi are special educators trained to work with mentally challenged and autistic children. Asha, with its belief that retaining educators in the system is the way to sustain education, particularly in the context of special education, supports salaries for the special educators at Shristi.


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Nov 2015 Lift Quotation
Nov 2015 Proposal for Bangalore (2015-2016)
Nov 2015 Site Visit Summary (Bangalore)
Jan 2014 Renewal2013_Minutes_Poll
Dec 2013 Renewal_Proposal_2013-14
Dec 2013 SV_Budget_2013-14
Dec 2013 Renewal_Proposal_2013-14
Oct 2013 Asha_Blr_budget_12_13
Jun 2013 Poll_Meeting_Minutes_2013
May 2013 Annual Report 2011-12
May 2013 Shristi Departments and Units
May 2013 Renewal Proposal 2012-13
May 2013 Budget 2012-13
May 2013 SSA 2012 Q&A
May 2013 Project Summary & Review
Feb 2013 Shristi Site Visit Feb 2013
Jan 2013 Success_Stories_2010-11
Jan 2013 Success_Stories_2011-12
May 2012 Shristi Sustainability Program Proposal and Vote
Apr 2012 Shristi Summary and Update
Jan 2012 Asha SV Chapter Update
Jan 2012 Minutes of Asha SV Meeting
Dec 2011 Site visit by Mary Fernandes
Aug 2011 Q&A from Austin meeting
Jul 2011 Meeting minutes from Austin
Jul 2011 Update at Austin
Jul 2011 2yr Evaluation and 2011-12 budget
Jun 2011 Minutes from Asha SV meeting
Jan 2011 Site Visit Pictures by Venki
Jan 2011 Site Visit by Meena, Venki and Chakri
Nov 2010 Mid year chapter update
Nov 2010 Asha Austin Minutes, Discussion and Vote
Jun 2010 Budget proposal for 2010-11
May 2010 Occupational Therapy
Mar 2010 0310 Receipt for funding from SV
Jan 2010 Chapter update on allround activities
Jan 2010 Site Visit by Meena (Jan2010)
Dec 2009 1209 Receipt for funding from Austin
Dec 2009 Asha SV Funds Utilization 2009
Dec 2009 Asha Austin Funds Utlization 2009
Nov 2009 Rotary Excellence Award 2009
Oct 2009 Different Autism Therapies and Activities
Oct 2009 Support for Autistic kids and their Parents
Sep 2009 0909 Receipt for funding from SV
Sep 2009 What is Autism?
Sep 2009 Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger Disorders
Aug 2009 Shristi Evaluation Document (SV) 2009-10
May 2009 Shristi-Asha summary (2003-09)
May 2009 Discussion at Asha SV
Apr 2009 0409 Receipt for funding from Austin
Apr 2009 Autism and RespiteCare Salaries Breakdown Proposal
Mar 2009 Respite Care unit salaries proposal
Feb 2009 Autism Unit Salaries Proposal
Jan 2009 Site Visit report by Vinod
Dec 2008 Nagarbhavi Autism Unit Inauguration
Nov 2008 WAH 2008 summary
Sep 2008 Increased teacher salary proposal and update
Aug 2008 2007 Financial Balance Sheet
Jul 2008 WAH budget 2008
May 2008 Shristi Vocational Unit discussion
May 2008 Nagarbhavi Autism Unit Proposal
Mar 2008 Site Visit Report by Anita and Santhosh
Feb 2008 Teachers Salaries Proposal
Oct 2007 Nutrition Program details and budget
Aug 2007 Inauguration of the new services block at Shristi
Feb 2007 Occupational Therapy Project Proposal
Jan 2007 2006 Annual Report
Jan 2007 Registration Document (renewal)
Jan 2007 2006 Annual Audit Report
Jan 2007 Asha Austin Utilization Certificate
Dec 2006 Christmas message 2006
Dec 2006 Shristi on DD Chandana
Oct 2006 Diwali sale details 2006
Sep 2006 Annual Sports Day 2006 Report
Apr 2006 Update on Ajay
Mar 2006 Asha UIUC fund utilization report
Mar 2006 10th Anniversary Function Invitation
Feb 2006 Social Harmony Award to Asha
Jan 2006 Outstanding proposals
Jan 2006 Gaurav Agarwal's site visit report
Jan 2006 Gaurav Agarwal's site visit Photos
Dec 2005 Half Yearly Update (2nd half 2005)
Dec 2005 Austin funds utilization (dec)
Dec 2005 UIUC funds utilzation (dec)
Dec 2005 Austin funds Year End Report (Dec)
Dec 2005 UIUC funds Year End Report (Dec)
Oct 2005 Sports Day update
Apr 2005 Project Update
Dec 2004 Shristi Proposal
Nov 2004 Asha Austin Initial Meeting Queries
Oct 2004 Shristi Budget (updated)
Oct 2004 Child Profiles Set 1
Sep 2004 Site visit by Rajeev from Asha Bangalore
Sep 2004 Shristi Budget (original)
Sep 2004 Shristi Details (supporting document)