Every parent has hopes and dreams for their child. From the time they are born, every day, parents think of great possibilities for their children. So when a special child with different abilities is born into a family, parents find it difficult to understand and accept this reality. From there begins their long and arduous search to find how their child can fit into the society………..
Meet Maya, Maya’s daughter Khushboo was a ‘normal’ baby who met all her developmental milestones including saying ‘mama’ and ‘papa’ at 9 months of age. However, when she turned 2, she stopped sleeping soundly at night and kept everybody awake. She displayed a lot of peculiar behaviours, flapping her hands, spinning and screaming. Her unpredictable screaming tantrums caused enormous stress and anxiety to the family. Maya realized that something was different about her child. Khushboo was taken to the Institute of Medical Sciences in Chandigarh and several tests were done. When the physician pronounced the word ” autistic”, Maya was not sure that she had ever heard the word earlier and tried to learn more about it. She wondered if it was a nightmare and that she would wake up from her slumber to see her dear daughter Khushboo playing with her toys and running around the house like all other children.
There are many parents like Maya out there whom we are trying to reach, to offer our services to make a difference in the lives of their children. We at V-Excel have very concrete plans and programs that can help children like Khushboo. We need support from people like you to help such children cope with this world, to function effectively and to have a happy life.
If you have been looking for an opportunity to make a difference in this world, one person at a time..... look no further!
Raising and educating a special child is the first step. The NEXT STEP, is to EMPOWER that child to become Independent. HOW DO YOU DO THAT?
CURATIVE EDUCATION IS THE ANSWER
Curative Education is a unique and distinctive approach that ensures holistic development of the child by working on self esteem, development of psycho-social skills and independent life-skills. This methodology fortifies the environment and one can watch learning flow naturally....
THE MANTRA OF CURATIVE EDUCATION IS
To educate the whole child “the head, heart, and hands” and not the head alone..
The curriculum is as broad as time will allow, and balances academics subjects with artistic and practical activities.
Our teachers are dedicated to creating a genuine love of learning within each child. By freely using arts and activities in the service of teaching academics, an internal motivation to learn is developed in the students
V-Excel Learning Centre, Nashik
Our beneficiaries in Nashik are special children in the age group of 3-20 years with developmental disabilities such as Autism, Mental Retardation, Down’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADD/ADHD), and Learning Disabilities like Dyslexia.
We presently provide two services mentioned below and a third service is in the pipeline.
- Remedial Intervention and therapies for about 34 special children.
- Special School with 40 young children with disabilities like Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Mental Retardation, Down’s Syndrome, Dyslexia, etc.
- Vocational training service which we want to begin in Nashik to help young adults learn a trade and become an earning and dignified member of the society.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP:
Please help our endeavor to help these kids learn more and feel good about themselves as they grow. Help them acquire new skills with time and make them establish themselves in society with confidence.
PLEASE FIND BELOW THE BREAK UP OF THE FUNDS WE NEED TO EMPOWER THESE KIDS:
WHO WE ARE?
V-Excel Educational Trust is a non-profit, non-discriminatory NGO committed to providing lifespan services to children and young adults with developmental disabilities such as Autism, Mental Retardation, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADD/ADHD), and Dyslexia.
From its inception in 2001, the organization has been consistently and successfully making a big difference in the lives of people with special needs and their families.
V-Excel was founded in 2001 by Dr. Vasudha Prakash, a doctorate in Special Education and Masters in Clinical Psychology, who is trained professionally and had worked in the US before returning to India to start a model centre. She is backed by a strong team of experienced and committed multi-disciplinary professionals.
WHERE ARE WE?
We have three centres in Chennai and five centres in other parts of the country. Our headquarters at R.A. Puram, Chennai houses a special school, remedial services, counselling and assessments unit, and a teacher training academy. We have Satellite Remedial and therapy Centres in Erode and Tirunelveli; Remedial, Early intervention services, therapy and special schools in Nashik and Solapur; vocational training centres in Chennai and Srirangam.
WHAT HAVE WE DONE SO FAR?
Established over the past decade as a quality service provider in the field of Special Education, V-Excel operates several service units, each emphasizing on different development activities.
Early Intervention Unit: Identifying early childhood developmental delays for young children between 0-6 years so that timely intervention is provided
Kaleidoscope Learning Centre: Special School for developmentally challenged children in the age group of 6-16 years
V-Excel Remedial Centre: Remedial Intervention for children with learning disabilities and other developmental issues (6-16 years)
Vocational Training Unit: Training for young adults between 16-30 years for job skills and independent living.
Counselling and Assessment Unit: Standardized testing of academic performance and behaviour for children with learning difficulties. Counselling for any individual problems or issues related to disabilities, for both children (all ages) and parents
Occupational Therapy Unit: Sensory integration, neuro-development therapy and functional skill training for holistic growth and independence skills.
Academy for Teacher Excellence: Teacher training programs for working with children with special needs (e.g. Autism, Mental Retardation, Dyslexia)
Resource Development Workshops- Professional Workshops for school teachers and parents
Consultations: For parents seeking guidance on child’s development
Outreach: Rural education and intervention for persons with developmental disabilities
Research Wing: For strengthening information about impact of various aspects of educational and other professional inputs for special children
Disha: Parent Empowerment and Support Group for networking and awareness
Sibling Forum: Positively engaging and involving siblings of children with special needs
V-Excel Satellite Centres: V-Excel has satellite centres in Tirunelveli, Erode, Nashik and Solapur and plans to reach out to smaller towns that lack quality specialized services.