Adviser meets children with special educational needs at SOREM
Chandigarh, 20th February, 2019: The Adviser to the Administrator, U.T Chandigarh, Sh. Manoj Parida, IAS, as the Chairman of the Governing Council (officer bearers) of SOREM, today visited the School for Special Children at Sector 36, Chandigarh. SOREM is an NGO, in the service of people with Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Intellectual Disability, which began in 1987 and has evolved continuously.
Sh. Parida on his visit reviewed the various facilities provided at the school and interacted with the special children. Presently there are 150 plus special children undergoing various training with the school namely vocational training on embroidery, stitching, Block Printing, Paper Bag, Jewellery, Candle, Masala and Chocolate, along with Rehab Therapies of Physio, Sensory Integration, Computer Training, Speech, Vocal & Instrumental Music, Occupational and Yoga. Each year the students of SOREM participate at State, National and International level Summer & Winter Special Olympics & Sports Meet.
Sh. Parida during the visit shared, “Every child has the ability to learn, but the way children learn and how much knowledge they can absorb can vary considerably, especially for a child with special needs. I am highly impressed with the all-round development being provided to these special children at SOREM and congratulate the faculty and staff of this school for their consistent efforts in making these children self sufficient.
Based on the research by Harvard School of Medicine, USA, the school has built Labyrinth for a meditative walk on various paths for developing mind-motor coordination and concentration by walking on different textures of the path. Under the Global Autism Project, the team of Board Certified Behavior Analyst Consultants, visits the school thrice a year and provide professional development for the staff of SOREM, parents, administrators and community members.
Others present during the visit were Mr. R.K. Saboo, Vice-Chairman, SOREM, Mrs. Promila Chandra Mohan, Honorary Secretary, SOREM and faculty of the school.