Classrooms that center Students’ Expertise: Team Apni Shala

In our conversations with children and young people, for many of them, school is a space they have constant access to, that can help establish notions of what safety or a sense of belongingness feels like. Schools and classrooms are striving to be more nurturing and safer spaces for children, and the team at Apni…

#Throwback to Weaving our Voices, 2020 Pre-Conference Workshops

In what seems like a lifetime away, this time last year the conference team at Ummeed Child Development Center was gearing up for our Second International Narrative Conference – Weaving our Voices, 2020. It was six days of witnessing narrative ideas shape in diverse contexts, meeting our narrative community from across the country and the…

Love, Pleasure and Friendship: A Panel with Young People

Love, Pleasure and Friendship: A Panel with Young People Topic: Panel discussion on what does love, pleasure and friendship mean for young people with disabilities? Language: Hindi Panelists: – Darshana Ramgiri – Economics student, fashion blogger and content creator– Kavya – Cat mom, loves movies and draws sometimes– Sanket Gala – Student of TYBA Psychology,…

Love, Pleasure and Friendship: For Children and Young People with Disabilities

Back in September, 2020, we did a week-long conversation, events, workshop with caregivers on ‘love, pleasure and friendship’ for children and young people with disabilities. In this video, professionals working with children and young people with disabilities, their families and communities around them discuss why is it important to talk about love, pleasure and friendship…

What does Mental Health look like for Caregivers of Children with Disabilities?

What does Mental Health look like for Caregivers of Children with Disabilities?Language: HindiPanelists:– Nirmala Gupta– Sakshi Gurav– Manisha Kamble– Shital Gala Facilitators:– Aditi Jha, Social Worker, Ummeed Child Development Center– Jill Sanghvi, Counselor and Trainer, Ummeed Child Development Center This panel is part of an initiative supported by HT Parekh Foundation. देखभालकर्ताओं के लिए मानसिक…

Importance of Mental Health in Caregivers of Children with Disabilities: Know from Professionals

Know why is Mental Health important in Caregivers of Children with Disabilities A panel with professionals on importance of mental health in caregivers of children with disabilitiesLanguage: Hindi Panelists:– Dr. Nandita de Souza, Pediatrician and Director, Sethu Centre for Child Development and Family Guidance, Goa – Vahishtai J Daboo, Mental Health Practitioner, Co-founder and Managing…

Disrupting Dominant Discourses with Wonderfulness

Wonderfulness practices are an approach to conversations which can be used by therapists when working with people coming from diverse social locations. This article explores how therapists can use these practices with young people and their families and what these kinds of conversations make possible for them. What exactly are Wonderfulness Practices? Narrative practices disrupt…

Friendship, Love and Pleasure for Children and Young People with Disabilities

The lives of disabled children and young adults in the Indian context, much like in many other contexts are guided by ideas, decisions, structures, understandings and narratives constructed by able-bodied systems, which exclude and/or erase the participation and unique experiences of disabled people. The experience of love, friendship and pleasure for the disabled children, teens…

Wisdom from the Young and the Disabled: In Conversation with Priyank Sangoi

(यह इंटरव्यू हिंदी भाषा में भी उपलब्ध है. हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए नीचे की ओर स्क्रॉल करें) In their article, ‘Listening Together’ Shamin Mehrotra and Rucha Neglikar write that inclusive education is not about charity or sympathy but them their presence can lead to positive experiences for all students and fellow young people. In…