Pay attention to ADHD

  “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”- Albert Einstein Mental illness is the leading cause of disability adjusted life years among all major diseases and...

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Prader Willi syndrome

Prader-Willi syndrome – what, causes, early signs, what affects – best practices to work them. Prader Willi Syndrome, also known as PWS is a genetic disorder that affects the mental, physical and behavioural states of a person. It’s genetic in nature and quite rare,...

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Effect of pets on the Specially-abled

Pets are surely the most enriching companions of all time. It is less about talking and participating in traditional discussions and command-action dialogues, but more about how you read body language. The chirp of joy, the energetic wag of a tail, the satiated purr...

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Star of August Month Shinu

Stepping Towards the World of Success: Shinu Varghese In life, very often, an honest attempt can change a person for the better. When the attempt is given suitable support by an outside agency, the concerned person can march towards success. That is where the story of...

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Cooking generates family bonds

Finally I got to interview some of my clients and I asked them some amazing questions regarding food. It was actually fun to talk with them. They were as excited as I was. I thought they would be so done with home food and would love fast food, but it was just the...

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World Environment Day

The session started at 11am on Friday, June 5th. The session was coordinated by Ms. Reena and Ms. Jerusha. The participants were trainees Praveen, Dinesh, Namit, Fazal, Anushka, Sneha, and their parents. It was also attended by the interns. The session started with an...

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day celebrations began with two games -  Hangman (finding the missing letters in a word game) and Freeze Dance (in which students had to stop dancing right after a song is paused). The games were played with great gusto and liveliness. The dances were...

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Earth Day

Earth Day was celebrated by our trainees. The Happy Hour was  conducted by interns Samhita and Samyuktha. The trainees were  shown videos on why we celebrate Earth Day and the importance  of keeping our environment clean. The trainees also participated in a  drawing...

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CEREBRAL PALSY: Be Curious, Not Judgmental

The movie Margarita with a Straw, follows Kalki Koechlin as she maneuvers through the challenges Cerebral Palsy poses in her daily life. It sheds light on how important it is to not be treated differently and to have the support of family. Often, individuals with...

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Christmas celebration

Christmas is the season of joy and celebration. This year, it was celebrated virtually with the same joy and zeal on 19th December 2020. The celebration was possible solely because of the teamwork of the staff, trainees and their families and volunteers. The program...

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Republic Day Celebration

“Everyone who is born in this great land has only one identity - we are all Indians” (Unknown) Diya Foundation celebrated the 72nd Republic Day on 25th January 2021. It was a fun-filled program in which parents, trainees and trainers took active part. This program was...

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Star of January Dinesh

Since the lockdown, Diya moved its training online and Dinesh's Life Skills Trainer, Reena has been conducting classes for him via video calls on the basics of budgeting, healthy food habits and the importance of personal hygiene, through pictures, videos and...

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Star of December Girish

After joining Diya, Girish made steady progress in areas of household management, personal care, interpersonal skills and vocational training. Over the last few months, through the lockdown, Girish has had regular classes with his Trainer, Shirley Metline, over video...

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The Rights of People with Disabilities Act, 2016

Arjun Kapur, Haritaa Nair, Sneha Pillai BBA-LLB, Law School, Christ(Deemed to be)University Introduction Following six years of campaigning, upholding and standing by calmly during long stretches of interruptions and suspensions in the warmed Winter Session of the...

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