A parent-initiative, Association for Ability Kare Rehabilitation and Training of Persons with Disabilities (Aakriti) was registered in 2007 in Faridabad, Haryana. The purpose is to deliver education and vocational training to mentally challenged children. The mission is to improve their quality of life and to make them independent.
Aakriti provides multiple services for training and rehabilitation of children with special needs:
Teaching life skills to enable adaptability and develop a positive attitude to deal with the challenges the children face in life.
Basic computer training to promote self-reliance.
Yoga therapy which helps adolescents to enhance co-ordination, increase attention span, and reduce hyper-activity.
Extra-curricular activities like drama, dance, and music therapy related skills which are developed based on the individual’s interest and ability.
Vocational training which includes paper bag making, stained glass painting, decorative stationery (gift bags, gift envelopes, handmade greeting cards, note pads), candle making, etc.
Techniques of behaviour management for the children.
A Paramedical team of speech therapist, physiotherapist and occupational therapist who help in developing communication skills, management of physical deformities and motor skills, improving sensory responses, and improving the ability of the children to perform daily living activities.
Workshops and counselling sessions are conducted for parents and siblings for home-based and community-based rehabilitation.
Transport facilities are provided for picking up and dropping the children.
Income Rs9 lac
Expense Rs10 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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