Assistive Technology/Equipment Program -2020
Funded by MDRT FOUNDATION; Boniface family and Individual donors

|| Devices donated by Handi-Care || Success stories || Assessement of device ||

Handi-Care Intl. initiated an Early Intervention program for children with disabilities in rural India in 2016. This program has offered rehab services to 2000 children with varying disabilities and has successfully discharged 500 children to be integrated with their schools and communities. As an integral part of this service, Assistive devices are provided to these children to bring in mobility and functionality. This program helps children, youth and young adults with disabilities in rural India obtain the equipment they need. Many of the children, youth and young adults that we support through Amar Seva Sangam and other partner organization's rehabilitation and education programs are in need of equipment and assistive devices which they cannot afford. This includes hearing aids, walkers, wheelchairs, supportive chairs, orthotics, magnifiers, standing boards and other assistive technology.

Assistive Technology - Research Work by Canadians - PPT file

Devices donated by Handi-Care in 2020 (value in CDN $ 62,000)

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Sl No
Name of Equipment
Number of items donated in 2020
1
Hearing Aid
28
2
Wheelchair
18
3
Walker/ Rollator
62
4
CP Chair/ Corner Chair / Standing Frame
98
5
AFO / KAFO / Other
546
Total number of equipment donated
752

Sample photos

Success Stories

Ayisha Naseema

Initial Assessment Feb, 2015 Last assessment Feb. 2019
Receptive language:  Score: 1.42 / 4.o
Expressive language: Score: 1.66 / 4.0
Receptive Language: score: 3.75 /4.0
Expressive language: score: 3.69 /4.0
Intervention provided:
Custom fitted hearing aid Extensive speech therapy
Able to hear spoken words Able to speak fluently with some errors.

Esakkiraj

Without Assistive device With custom fitted walker
Inside home, he walks with wall support. For out door mobility, he was depending on parents / brother to hold hand and walk. Now he is able to go to school independently. Able to participate in few games with his peers in the school.

M.Pushpasri

Without CP Chair With CP Chair
She was not able to sit independently, so most of the time in a day she was lying on floor and no participation in any activities. With CP chair, she is able to attain sitting position. Now she can eat snacks by herself, watch TV, communicate with others easily and participate in learning.

Rithika

Without Wheel Chair With Wheel Chair
Due to lower limb muscles tightness, walking was very difficult and high energy expenditure. So she was carried by others to reach school. Now she is able to go to school by self propelling the wheel chair and other outdoor places nearby.

Assessment for Device