Home-Based Program
The Home-Based Program was started in 1999. From the constant contact and surveys in the community, it was discovered that children who are profoundly disabled and from families with a weak financial standing receive no services. It was thus decided to step in through early intervention with the main objective of providing therapy and special education to these children at their door-step and making them independent while counseling parents and building their capacity at the same time. A special educator and physiotherapist provide services to the children and their families to bring about awareness on disabilities, care-taking and legal documentation.

Some children who started off in this programme are today attending one of the schools of Prayas or have been enrolled for mainstream schooling.

1. So far we have covered over 138 children in this program.
2. 15 children have been successfully integrated into schools.
3. Since most of the children are of profound category, progress takes years to therapy. There are children who have attained as much progress as possible (in therapy, basic concepts, identifying family members and partial independence in activities of daily living) but not enough to be integrated into school.
4. 32 children continue to receive services and as we continually identify more children under this program.