Over 100 families of children with multiple disabilities are being supported by our educators and community-based rehabilitation (CBR) workers through voice/video calls. Families are guided on at-home activities during remote early intervention, and educational sessions so that learning does not cease while children are isolated at home.
Over the course of the pandemic, Perkins India developed and has distributed short video and print tutorials in Hindi on topics aimed at helping families to support their children with multiple disabilities while at home. For example: Demonstrating how to engage children with disabilities in proper handwashing techniques and Maintaining Hygiene and Care for children with Multiple Disabilities including MDVI (Multiple Disabilities and Vision Impairment).
CBR workers and Special educators are reaching out to families of children who have been screened through the Identification and Intervention (IDI) Programs, providing them with basic information about COVID-19, preventative guidelines, and schemes of assistance available from the state government.
Providing dignity kits to 80+ families of children enrolled in Perkins India’s educational programs, equipping them with basic necessities.
Bringing physiotherapy support to 50+ families over the phone to ensure critical progress is not lost while children are in lockdown.
Continue our call/email response center for families to ask questions to our disability and education experts.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact [email protected].