aavishkar.ratnagiri@gmail.com
ABOUT US
They are different...They are called Mentally Challenged, but we prefer to call them DIFFERENTLY ABLED. By definition they have I.Q. less than 70, meaning thereby, that their mental abilities are less than 70% of the average person of their age. However, they may have better development of some skills than the others.
They need to be assessed properly to find out the level of development of their different abilities. Then an educational program needs to be drawn to develop the abilities to their maximum limit. This can be done in a normal school, or in a special school, or at home with the guidance from a special educator. After the age of 18 yrs. They need to be given vocational training to suit their abilities and help them become self-sufficient and thereby fit into society.
They are about 2% - 3% of the total population, which means that there are about 2000 to 3000 differently abled children in and around Ratnagiri City. Considering the need of the Mentally Challenged persons in this region who had some help available only in the big cities like Mumbai & Pune at that time, we, a group of people interested in the development of Mentally Challenged, came together in 1986 to form a Voluntary Organization.
It is named 'Aavishkar', which means 'blooming' or 'bringing out the hidden talents. Presently there are about 300 members in our organization, who contribute towards carrying out our various activities.
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ACTIVITIES
SOU. SAVITA KAMAT VIDYAMANDIR: In October 1986, we started our 'School for Mentally Handicapped Children' with only 9 students in the school. We now have about 96 students in the School. A well trained and dedicated teaching staff of 7 special teachers, 3 craft teachers & 20 support staff educate the children in different skills to make them as much self sufficient as possible.
VARSHA CHOKSI CHILD GUIDANCE CLINIC: Here, twice a week, experts like a Psychiatrist, a Clinical Psychologist, a Paediatrician, a Social Worker & a Special Educator work in a team to evaluate & manage the problem child. All new cases are first assessed in detail before their admission to School / workshop. The parents are counselled about managing & educating these children at home. About 30 – 40 new children are seen here every year.
AWARDS
NATIONAL AWARD
Our organization received the prestigious National Award for empowerment of persons with disabilities for the year 2007. These awards are given by the central government, to the persons & individuals who have done outstanding work in the field.The awards were presented at the hands of President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil.
EFFICIENT EMPLOYEE
One of our own students who is now employed in our workshop also received the award for the most efficient employee. The awards were presented at the hands of President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil on the international day for the disabled December 3, 2007. It was proud moment for us & every person attached to Aavishkar, Ratnagiri.
TESTIMONIALS
I am really pleased to visit such a useful center for training , development and encouraging the handicapped children. Wish 'AAVISHKAR' staff all the best and continue this noble service to the handicapped children. With best wishes.
Mr. J. S. Arora
Finolex Industries
The skills and crafts being taught in this school & workshop will prove very useful for the students in living the daily life. their progress is admirable. The organisers are really doing very hard work. I wish them success.
Shri.Subhash Damle
San Gabriel, California, U.S.A.
The mentally handicapped children, when developed gradually will become the responsible citizens of our nation. Congratulations to the founders, volunteers and teachers who are running this institute.
Smt.Anutai Wagh
Noted Educational Expert And Founder Of Tribal Education Project, Kosbad, Thane.
HELP US
Aavishkar, as a non-profit, depends entirely on the generosity of individuals and organizations. We strive to help all children with developmental disabilities, irrespective of financial considerations. Over 60% of our patient sessions are with underprivileged children who pay little to nothing for the high-quality care they receive.
Aavishkar has a vision to reach more children through research, awareness building, and advocacy and training of professionals. This vision simply cannot be fulfilled without more funds. For this reason, we are actively looking for funding.
Aavishkar has a vision to reach more children through research, awareness building, and advocacy and training of professionals. This vision simply cannot be fulfilled without more funds. For this reason, we are actively looking for funding.

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