Media Mentions

2019

We give our children the greatest possible gift when we share with them the magic of books, introduce them to the world of imagination, and inspire them to wonder.

The Wire, March 13, 2019

As a culture, we don’t do well with death. Maybe we can bring up our children with different examples of how to cope with death than the ones we were given by our parents.

The Wire, February 16, 2019

All children – including disabled children – need to be outdoors. For children to develop well and to achieve their full potential, unstructured play and outdoors is a critical ingredient. The good news is that what’s good for the children is just as good for their parents.

The Wire, January 31, 2019

The understanding that everyone has a part to play and that there are no free rides in life will stand children in good stead as they grow up.

The Wire, January 12, 2019

2018

Kavi's delayed development occurred within a context of poverty, abuse and neglect. We can't save him while ignoring his sister – who is likely being abused – and his mother – who escaped an abusive marriage and is struggling to support herself and her two children.

The Wire, September 21, 2018

Rote learning divorced from practical hands-on experience not only kills curiosity and joy in children but also effectively robs them of useful knowledge, self-confidence and genuine skills. Activity-based learning, on the other hand, is magic.

The Wire, August 31, 2018

Young school children have to cope with a strange environment for many hours with other unfamiliar children and teachers. Having to learn in a language that isn’t their mother tongue makes it harder.

The Wire, August 23, 2018

She listens to the story and she catches the meaning beneath the words: “You matter. You are important. This story – every story – belongs to you.”’

The Wire, June 30, 2018

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2017

Life lessons on parenting a child with disability – Jo’s letter to her younger self 25 years ago

Patients Engage, December 1, 2017

Our holistic approach and our biggest challenge (no, it isn’t money!).

NewzHook, October 7, 2017

How to explain death to children with intellectual disability

The Swaddle, June 16,2017

Change begins with one step in the direction in which we want to move and how we’re changing the world one smile at a time.

NTD Inspired, June 11, 2017

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2016

The opening of the 12th Sir Ratan Tata Lecture Series on ‘Every Child in School – Every Single Child’

LiveHindustan.com, December 9, 2016

In India, where millions of children are growing up in less than perfect environments for their development, their wellbeing could not be more precarious.

The Wire, November 27, 2016

Why investing in India’s youngest citizens is now more crucial than ever

The Wire, November 27, 2016

Communicating better with people with disabilities

The Swaddle, November 8, 2016

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2015

That foreigners can't be appointed as guardians to persons with disabilities is a travesty of justice to those who have been like parents to people who need help. Let’s celebrate Moy and her family. She’s theirs. The law be damned.

The Wire, July 20, 2015

If you have a child with a disability, the chances are high that one day soon (it’s probably already happened) you will be in a public space and you will notice someone staring. Or worse.

The Swaddle, June 16, 2015

Seizures are sometimes called a ‘storm in the brain’. When there’s a storm outside, we get our umbrellas and dress accordingly. A storm in the brain is no different.

The Swaddle, May 19, 2015

After Us… Then What?

The Swaddle, April 25, 2015

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2012

Women’s Web speaks to Jo as part of their series on contemporary urban women in India.

Women's Web, August 15, 2012

2010

‘Mother Courage’ urges parents to trust their instincts and be strong advocates for their child.

Deccan Herald, March 5, 2010

2001

Renuka Chidambaram on Karuna Vihar, our first project for children with disability, from way back when we had only 30 children.

Outlook India, May 7, 2001