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Disability Parenting Support caregivers

Treading the tricky path: Being around parents of a child with disability and/or multiple health conditions

Whatever may have been your journey, it is yours. It may equip for what is going on in your life. But there is no guarantee that it will equip you to provide solutions to others.

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Disability Mental Health

Diversity is not always about differences that are ‘in-your-face’!

To be liked by each other, we do not have to become ‘like’ each other.

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Hospitals & Health services Mental Health Rani Stories

दीवान में सिमटा सब कुछ

यही शायद अब घर था । पर घर जैसा नहीं । कहाँ है रानी का घर ?

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Disability Hospitals & Health services Parenting Support caregivers

The Real Cost of a Disability Certificate

After several visits to the hospital for fulfilling the process for a disability certificate, After two previous cancellations of the medical board (that takes decisions regarding disability certificate) at the hospital, After meeting the doctors with so much fear (because of his experiences of being in multiple surgeries), Ginni got his disability certificate! The application […]

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Remembering Prof. Ratna Verma on the World Social Work Day!

Prof. Ratna Verma passed away on 1 January 2019. On 16th February 2019, some of her friends, colleagues, students as well as contributors of her book Manan came together. Through conversations, they remembered her as a colleague, as a friend, as a guide, and as a social worker who remained fiercely protective, promotive, and possessive […]

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Parenting

Again!

This will be the fifth one!

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Hope Uncategorized

A rock, a stonecutter, and each of us with a geode!

“When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that last blow that did it, but all that […]

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NGO Initiatives

Through the ‘Daughters of Destiny’

Daughters of destiny- A brief review of this docuseries is already available. So, I am not going to offer the same. I want to share what I learnt from this, what questions came up in my mind, and perspectives that were re-affirmed through this.

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How do we tell stories of our good deeds? And for whom?

Today, while reading updates on the social media, I came across a post where an individual (who had posted) introduced someone as a family member (‘my son‘ ), expressed pride about his latest achievement (‘our proudest moment‘), and then in the same sentence, went on to tell the readers how this person had been rescued […]

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Disability Hospitals & Health services Support caregivers

Children with congenital and complex health problems: The eliminated future?

This article is not about children who are eliminated in the early stages of pregnancy. That is a related but different story. In that story, if a foetus is found to have any anomalies (according to various tests), a common advice or thought is to terminate the pregnancy. Nobody is either prepared or advised to […]