Thursday, 30 April 2015

Golden Ticket for Specially Able Participants of Indian Idol Junior 2015

Indian Idol Participant

Students of Sahyog Vishesh Awasiya Vidyalaya, Hoshangabad have made us proud. We are thrilled to share the news with you all that following student Master Suraj Saini and Miss Sheetal Yadav have bagged Golden Ticket, successfully qualified for Mumbai audition for Indian Idol Junior 2015. 
Hoshangabad had produced many talents in the past and this is the latest to come in the lime light. The news is well reported in the Media and the Video will be broadcast on the Main Steam Television.
Following are the news paper reports on the same.

Dr Anniebesant Special (MR) School and Sangeet Academy, wishes the best for these two children and to all the Music aspirants in Hoshangabad. This is an excellent platform presented, many other opportunities such as these should be made available to our young generation to help them showcase their skill on State and National Level

Friday, 24 April 2015

Prevailing Attitudes, Practices, Misconception in the Field of Mental Retardation (Part-2)


It is deemed necessary before any classification for mental retardation, that he should be evaluated by a team of qualified professionals — including representatives from the social, educational, psychological and medical disciplines. Also, the assessment requires that parents or relatives have been involved in the evaluation process as significant observers, and the person's adaptive behavior has been assessed in relation to his community and family situation, taking into account the cultural norms of his environment.

As indicated above, the diagnosis of mental retardation is made on the basis of two dimensions:
  1. Measured Intelligence; 
  2. Adaptive Behavior. 
Measured IQ
IQ = Age(Mental)/Age (Actual) x 100

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Prevailing Attitudes, Practices, Misconception in the Field of Mental Retardation (Part-1)

Samarth Vihar School for Intellectually Disabled
Residential Student At Dr. AnnieBesant School enjoying in Garden

Prevailing Attitudes and Practices in the Field of Mental Retardation

Yes it is true that, many of the present attitude toward the mental retardation is due to earlier  misconceptions and negative attitude in the society. 

The Problem of Definition

Over the years, there have been many definitions of mental retardation which attempted to differentiate between the intellectually sub-average and those persons having "normal" intelligence, but most of them have been very critical and negative in nature.
Mental deficiency is a state of social incompetence obtaining at maturity or likely to obtain at maturity, resulting from developed mental arrest of constitutional origin; the condition is essentially incurable through treatment and unremediable through training except as a treatment in training instills habits which superficially or temporarily compensate for the limitations of the person so affected while under favorable circumstances and for more or less limited periods of time. (Doll, 1941).
Mental defectiveness represents a condition of mental non development, arrest, deficiency, or deterioration which is very grave and permanent, which dates from early life, and which always effects the intelligence, judgment, or understanding and the capacity for social and economic adjustment (Wallin, 1949).
A mentally defective person is a person who is incapable of managing himself and his affairs, or being taught to do so, and who requires supervision, control, and care for his own welfare and the welfare of the community (Benda, 1954).
Mental retardation refers to a condition of intellectual inadequacy which renders an individual incapable of performing at the level required for acceptable adjustment within his cultural environment (Masland, 1963). 

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Sports Achievement of Disabled Students

Student of Dr. Anniebesant Special (MR) School
Award Winner at Special Olympics, National Level
Students from Dr. Anniebesant Special (MR) School, had been actively participating all the sporting events. They have participated in the Local, District, State and National Sporting events. They have won many awards, and have been appreciated by many eminent personality. They have been duly recognized for they their skills.

Let us all congratulate the efforts put in by the students and teacher, which made all of this possible. Following are picture of more such achievements by the students of Dr. Anniebesant Special (MR) School

Sangeet Academy

Inauguration of the Dr Anniebesant Sangeet Academy
Inauguration Of Dr Anniebesant Sangeet Academy

Dr Anniebesant Sangeet Academy (Est 2000)

Initially started as a Dr Anniebesant Sr Sec School (Est 1985), Its aim was to provide holistic education to the children of the poor and middle income group in the society. Alongside with general education it was also important to keep the youth in sync with the Cultural Heritage, Indian Classical Dance, Music and Instrumental Learning.

Thus start of the Dr Anniebesant Sangeet Academy in year 2000. This initiative helped to conduct this Music Training Center, where regular class were held for Theory and Practical Learning. This facility not only gave the opportunity to the school children, but also other children who were interested to learn this art. Till date hundreds of students have taken formal training from this institute.

Dr. Anniebesant Sangeet Academy is registered with Prayag Sangeet Samiti, of Allahabad through which every year in December it conducts written and practical exams for various disciplines like Classical Singing, and different Instruments like Tabla, Guitar, and Harmonium.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Developmental Disorders Series

Parent Seek Help for Mental Retardation Child
Where to Start Seek Help

Mental Retardation

I. What is Mental Retardation? (More Details Here)

Mental retardation (MR) is a developmental problem manifested during a child’s years of development (i.e. 0-18 years old). It is a condition whereby a child’s intelligence and adaptability are significantly below the average level of his peers.

II. What causes Mental Retardation?

Genetic factors
-- Hereditary factors or chromosomal abnormalities
Pregnancy and birth factors
-- e.g. misuse of drugs or excessive alcohol intake during pregnancy, complication of birth, prematurity
Infancy and childhood
-- Infections and brain injuries, e.g. meningitis, brain trauma, etc.
Unknown factors
-- The cause in most cases is unknown

III. How does Mental Retardation affect the child?

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Donate and Save Tax

Contributing to charities and NGOs allow you to reduce the tax outgo while helping the needy

The idea of contributing to improve the lives of the impoverished and the needy has existed since time immemorial. From companies to individuals, people from all walks of life are known to contribute money for a better future for all. To encourage people to donate for good causes, the Income Tax Department allows one to claim exemption under Section 80G on the amount donated to charities and NGOs.

The concept of donating, whether religious or otherwise, has also been well-documented by international players. "Until the 19th century, giving in India was largely religious in nature and motivated by the search for individual salvation. Later, philanthropy began to be also directed toward social causes such as education and women's rights. Throughout the 20th century, leading Indian industrialists established foundations and other charitable institutions of national importance." 


Given the size of corporate donations, companies also take steps to ensure that the money is utilised in the best possible way. Hence, it is common for a number of companies to set up their own foundations or charity wings. Pravesh Jain, founder, Paras Foundation and MD, Paras Dyes and Chemicals, says, "To best utilise our resources, we created our own charity wing, The Paras Foundation."

Jain, who has been running an old age home for over three decades, talks about the benefits of establishing own foundation. "It is easy to monitor and evaluate. Though we usually do not donate to other charities, there have been times when we have done so after evaluating the organisation's track record, ethics and dedication," he adds. Rohit Shah, CEO, GettingYouRich, says, "When clients donate, they often have no way to monitor the use of their money." He points out that organisations like www.giveindia.org provide regular updates. For example, if someone opts to pay the education fee of a girl, the NGO sends him regular progress reports.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Inauguration of Loom Project by Commissioner, Hoshangabad

Project Hand Loom for Disabled People
Dainik Bhaskar 7 April 2015
In the presence of many eminent personalities, the Hand Loom Project was inaugurated.

Chief Guest Commissioner Mr V K Batham, was extremely happy to see all the efforts put in by the Dr Anniebesant (MR) School, He even tried out the Loom Machine of his own.

Other Special Guest who attended the ceremony were Dr Vasudha Tiwari, Mrs Neerja Faujdar, Dr, N. C. Das, and Mrs Maya Naroliya.

The event was also attended and appreciated by the parents of the MR Student of the school. Three couples who recently got married in the Disabled Community Marriage organized by Madhya Pradesh Government. They will be taking skill development through this Loom Project.

The evening also saw, award and certificates distributed to various award winner Disabled Children, and Commissioner also presented appreciation certificates to all the School Staff for their dedicated and thoughtful services. Children of the Music Academy also presented various songs and bhajan to keep the evening lively.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Intellectual Disability Causes and Identification

What is intellectual disability?

If a kid has an intellectual disability, once called mental retardation (MR), is characterized by

below average intelligence or mental ability and a lack of skills necessary for day to day living. It means that he or she learns and develops more slowly than other kids. 

Someone who has an intellectual disability will have trouble learning and functioning in everyday life. This person could be 10 years old, but might not talk or write as well as a typical 10-year-old. He or she also is usually slower to learn other skills, like how to get dressed or how to act around other people.

Someone with intellectual disability has limitations in two areas. These areas are:

  1. Intellectual functioning. - Also known as IQ, this refers to a person’s ability to learn, reason, make decisions, and solve problems.
  2. Adaptive behaviors. - These are skills necessary for day-to-day life, such as being able to communicate effectively, interact with others, and take care of oneself.

Foundation Course Next Batch Start in June 2015

Prevalence of Mental Retardation is significant in urban as well as rural areas. The history of training professionals in the field of mental retardation is of recent origin in India. In the field of special education, the first training center was started in 1953 at Bombay by a voluntary agency, which offered a diploma in teaching persons with mental retardation. Two more centers, one each at Madras and Mumbai, initiated training program in special education in 1971. By 1980, there were nine special education training centers in the country. By 1986, there were only six training centers and the remaining centers had been closed down. In 1995, the number of centers offering training was 40. Out of these, 27 were recognized and approved by Rehabilitation Council of India.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

World Autism Day 2nd April

The NGO Dr. Annie Besant School for MR Children was established at Hoshangabad for the rehabilitation and integration of adults with developmental disabilities in 2002. Mrs Aarati Dutta, who has been a social activist all her life, started the NGO and has been endeavoring to help mentally disabled / autistic people for over 15 years. Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day, which is observed on April 2 every year. The first time the day was observed was back in 2008, after it was designated by the United Nations General Assembly.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Handloom Product from Waste Cloth Material

At Anniebesant School, time has come to share one more achievement, Long overdue, commissioning and installation of the Hand loom machine has complete.
The Machine was bought from West Bengal, and is meant to create carpet, bedsheet, table top and other daily use item from the waste cloth material.