The Handimachal programme for special-need children is now the ownership of the Handimachal Society, a social welfare society registered in Kullu on 14 February 2017.
In the "Valley of Gods", discover and follow the progress of the Handimachal programme for special-need children in Kullu (Himachal Pradesh, India).
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These truly are uncertain times! The entire nation has been under government mandated lockdown for the past 30 days or so, and so have we at Handimachal! As Pediatric Therapists, our hearts go out to the children we treat and their families. Although we have been trying our best to follow up on home treatment programs, it's definitely not the same!
Today we said goodbye and good luck to Rekha Thakur and Shruti More, who had been working for 5 and 7 years respectively with Handimachal, and very lately expressed their wish to leave the programme. The page is being turned, but this incredible adventure in the service of special-need children and their families in Kullu district, which began 10 y
Although Social awareness and acceptance of people with disabilities starts at home, since we live in a society, the general public is an excellent target population to promote knowledge, understanding and acceptance of children with special needs. The more they know, the more empowered they are, the more likely they can help children with special
The pandemic has thrown us all into a state of complete chaos. For you and me, as “typically” functioning individuals, the pandemic has upturned and rocked our lifeboat, leaving us in a state of constant anxiety. I need not elaborate further; you know exactly what I mean 😊. Being parents of children with special needs, in “normal” circum
On 21st October the Handimachal team, scouts of the Himalayan Rovers Open Crew group, friends and parents took benefit of the wide audience provided by the Dussehra festival in Kullu to participate in a flash mob with the view to increase awareness on disability issues. More precisely, this very colourful and energetic street dance was meant to att
The age of COVID-19 has got us locked in our homes not just as a nation but as a global community. We are all experiencing the threat of the pandemic, but at different levels and varying degrees. For some, it’s a feeling of constant anxiety, for others, a complete loss of daily routine, and maybe even a need of spiritual respite! Whatever the lev
Oh! The joy two parents of a child have when they hear their sweet little angel utter the words, “Mama” or “Dada”! The love which was already so abundant seems to overflow and outpour from them into their precious ones’ heart! The baby babbles may seem meaningless to a bystander but to the givers of life, pure ecstasy. Imagine the pain wh
Parents play a vital role in a child’s life. Children are gifts to be cherished by parents, but they come with challenges and sacrifices, especially for parents of a child with special needs, as their requirements and challenges are unlike, and far exceed those of other children. This can affect parents emotionally, physically and as well as soci
On 5 July 2019 a team of 12 certified neurofeedback practitioners, led by Dr. B. Sai Kiran Kumar, Consultant Neurofeedback trainer BCIA, USA, visited the Handimachal Therapy centre. The purpose of this camp was to facilitate and to attend to the need of the special-need children through brain mapping which includes quantitative EEG analysis and des
While the Indian nation was preparing for the celebrations of the 73rd anniversary of its Independence, the Handimachal team organised today a special event to celebrate and entertain our young "freedom fighters" - our dear children who, every day, have to fight to push back their limits and break limitations imposed by society. Independance is ind