Training workshop on ‘children with special needs’ held

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SRINAGAR: Save the Destitute Foundation in collaboration with Milestones Health Centre on Monday organised a state level training workshop for parents and professionals dealing with special needs children. The workshop is supported and sponsored by ALFAA NGO Banglore and Autism society of India.
According to a statement issued here, the event aimed to impart information related to early intervention and special education for children with special needs.
The speakers included many renowned and international experienced professionals; Vaneela Rawada from Andra pradesh – 25 years experience in special education and a recipient of Best Special Educator Award for the year 2014 in Gujrat state. She talked about inclusive education for mainstream in normal schools and early intervention.
Dr Shivani from USA, released a book authored by her sister, at the workshop. The book revolves around a special needs child, Bilal, and is set in Kashmir. This story book was released by Abid Hussain joint director school education and Dr Zahoor Ahmed Magray deputy director school education.
The other speakers and mother of Autistic child Nasreen Farid from Banglore, a social worker and counseller talked about her experience about mother journey of special child.
Mohammad Shaheen from Kashmir – 10 years experience in the Autism, paediatrics and children with special needs in England.
Aditya Tiwari from Pune, a social activist and software engineer a single parent in India who adopted special child down syndrome and Poonam Dinshaw from Delhi, a social worker and counsellor.
The workshop was attended by healthcare professionals, academicians and parents from all over Jammu and Kashmir as well as other states. The participants were awarded with state level training certificates by the organizers.