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AADI

Action for Ability Development and Inclusion


PRESENTED BY:
DEEPTHA SUDHAKARAN
SURBHI AGGARWAL
SONALI SINGH
SECTION-A,SEM-9,ASAP
WHO ARE THEY?

• AADI was initially started as a school; The Centre for special Education (CSE); where at least 25% of
the students were differently abled. This school was under the organization by the name of the Spastics
Society of Northern India (SSNI)

• After the implementation of Right to Education Act, the school was converted into a center where
people of all ages could be trained for inclusion into the society and their families.
• They are an organization situated in Hauz Khas. The organization was established in the year of 1978.
• AADI’s Vision is of “a world in which people with disability are an integral part of
society, participating in the community and living life to the fullest, with equitable access to
opportunities and services.”

• The focus of their work is to ensure equitable, accessible, quality assured services using a life span
approach.
• Their work is guided by the core human values of respect, dignity and the autonomy of persons with
disability and their careers.
LOCATION: 2,BALBIR SAXENA
GATE 1, AADI SCHOOL MARG,HAUZ KHAS

TOWARDS RECEPTION, AADI SCHOOL PLAY AREA, AADI SCHOOL


WHAT THEY DO?

• Reduce the service gap: Access, Quality, All life domains, well being,
safety and permanence

• Reduce the inclusion gap

• Reduce the participation gap

• Reduce stigma and exploitation

• Reduce the resource gap: Technical, Financial and Human Resource

• Facilitate enabling environments

• Facilitate rights based quality assured services

• Strengthen capacities of persons with disabilities.


SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES

• EDUCATION SERVICES

• In response to the change in law & policies, specifically the ratification of the UNCRPD & RTE (2008),
the Education programme at AADI has been focusing on supporting the admissions of children with
disability into mainstream schools and ensuring retention of children in these schools.
• This is coupled with building capacities of schools, teachers, parents and working on policy changes.

• This process has been facilitated, through influencing the administration & providing direct support to
the teachers in the class.

• They also work with children with impairment who are out of school by facilitating a process of
learning through bridge programs and ensuring their admissions to local neighborhood schools of
parents’ choices takes place.
SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES

• WALK-IN SERVICES

• This is available to anybody who has a need – a family, a person with disability, professionals, volunteers,
students etc.
• After the initial registration and detailed understanding of needs, capacities of the person with
disability, barriers which hinder their performance, specific assessments, an individualized care plan for
the person is developed.

• Parent training is individualized, based on the needs of the child with disability.

• PROGRAM FOR YOUNG ADULTS


• This is joint programme of AADI and Saarthak (an NGO working in the area of Community Mental
Health and Rights of People with Mental Disability) for young adults and adults with disability.

• The programme called DOR (dreams opportunities and resources) endeavors’ to improve the quality
of life of individuals with disability, to create resources and links within the community so that their
dreams become a reality.
SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES

• The second part of the work with young adults is Inclusive Opportunities. It mainly focuses on capacity
building for occupations and livelihoods and quality of life aspects of the individual people with
disability.

• School of Rehabilitation Sciences (SRS)


• The Training and Research wing of AADI is affiliated to Delhi University and conducts post graduate
courses recognized by Rehabilitation Council of India. These are: Post Graduate Diploma in Special
Education (Multiple Disabilities- Physical and Neurological) and Post Graduate Diploma in
Developmental Therapy (Multiple Disabilities: Physical and Neurological).

• The curriculum of both the courses helps the trainees to understand disability within a social model
and equips them to plan and implement holistic & cost effective programmes through a participatory
approach, within a rights based framework.

• There is also an effort to expose the students to other issues in the developmental sector, like socio-
economic disparities and gender discrimination and towards the change that can be brought about by
community participation and ownership.
SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES

• RURAL COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION PROGRAMME

• The focus of the rural programme is to facilitate the creation of a responsive community, which fulfils
the needs of people with disability.
• This includes collaborative efforts with persons with disability, families, local leadership, policy makers
and the larger society; capacity building of volunteers, professionals and institutions from the Health,
Education, Employment and other sectors; formation of advocacy and support groups at the village,
block and district level.

• Focusing on disability, poverty and gender issues, the programme works towards convergence of
services that benefit all people in the community.
SAMBHAV- MAKING INCLUSION POSSIBLE

• Sambhav is a national resource center, funded by National Trust. It has been set up by AADI in
collaboration with Saarthak in 2010.

• Sambhav is an exhibition cum demonstration center which showcases various ways in which the
principles of universal design can be applied to different areas of life like
 communication (enhancing listening, understanding, alternate modes of communication);

 learning (play, concept teaching, and self learning); movement (transfers, supported walking, alternate
modes of mobility and outdoor travelling);

 and just doing things for well being and safety (eating, drinking, self care, home chores, work and
managing money),
• thereby, enabling persons with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of living. It provides facilities
for demonstrations and experiencing practical usage of the displayed items by persons with disabilities
and other visitors
ELEMENTS AND COMPONENTS OF A
BARRIER FREE ENVIRONMENT
FIRE EXIT FIRE EXIT

CLASS LOBBY CLASS

UP COURTYARD STAGE
UP GROUND FLOOR PLAN WING ‘B’
CLASS
ADMIN CLASS CLASS

ENTRY
PARKING

FIRE EXIT FIRE EXIT

GROUND FLOOR PLAN WING ‘A’

ENTRY
EXTERIOR
CURB RAMP RAMP FROM FIRE EXIT

GATE NO. 2
TACTILE PATH OUTSIDE
TACTILE PATH FROM GATE 2 GATE 2
INTERIOR
RECEPTION AREA
RAMP TO FIRST FLOOR

GROOVING FOR
RAMP TO STAGE RAMP TO BASEMENT WHEELCHAIR
CHAIR WITH HARNESS FOR SEE-SAW RAMP WITH BOX FOR MARY-GO-ROUND

PLAY AREA

RAMP FOR SLIDES SWINGS AREA


ELEMENTS
UTENSILS FOR DIFEERENTLY ABLED KITCHEN CABNET WITH PULL DOWN
COMPARTMET

TOILET WITH GRAB


SINAGE SHELVES IN CLASSROOMS
BAR
ELEMENTS
WHEELCHAIR WITH COMPONENTS TO
TABLES OF DIFFERENT HIGHT FOR
TRANFER THE PERSON FROM CHAIR TO
DIFFERENT USERS
BED

NOTE INDENTIFIER SHOWER AREA WITH TOILET WITH UP-


FOR BLIND GRAB BARS DOWN LEVER
KITCHEN AREA WITH
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS