A way forward to combat mental disabilities
Sanket Gala, 19, was happy to get into his preferred college after class 10 just like any other high scoring student. But when his college found out that Gala was wheelchair bound due to muscular dystrophy that weakens muscles, he was denied admission. Counsellors at Ummeed Child Development and Disability Centre, where Gala was being treated for his developmental and emotional issues stepped in to counsel the administrators in the college. “I am now studying Humanities there,” Sanket said at the opening of the latest state-of-the-art training centre of Ummeed in South Mumbai. The first-of-its-kind training centre will cater to parents, teachers, community workers as well as paediatrician to help them identify and manage children with mental disabilities...