Category: Journey to Inclusion Series

Journey to Inclusion

My First Experience with Special Needs

Individuals with special needs are people first & they have different abilities, as they say, “if you judge a fish by its ability to run, we will never get anywhere” – Try & focus on their abilities rather than disabilities. My first Experience with Special NeedsMy first significant encounter with special needs was about 3…
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August 26, 2018 1

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

While working with individuals diagnosed with OCD comorbid with autistic spectrum disorders, it is important to keep in mind that although there is an overlap in the symptoms, they need to be treated differently. It was during the 17th century that symptoms of ‘religious melancholy’ came to the surface. Individuals complained of bad thoughts, unintentionally…
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August 11, 2018 1

Exploring visual learning technologies to train individuals with special needs

In this week of our journey to inclusion series, we are exploring Video Modelling to Virtual Reality, a journey of observational learning technologies for individuals with special needs Disability is a canopy which includes physical impediment, visual impairment, intellectual disability to name a few. A significant number of these individuals with disability, require assistance and…
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August 4, 2018 1

Bridging the digital disparity in the special needs community

Accessible Information and Communication Technologies(ICTs) can level the playing field for individuals with special needs across life domains including education, employment, and economics. Inclusion is a relentless journey not just within but socially and economically. Digital technologies have not only reduced the traditional hurdles of communication, interaction, and access to information but made way for…
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July 27, 2018 0