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Tamahar - Centre for children with developmental disabilities
Tamahar is a non-profit, started in 2009 by Mrs Vaishali Pai, to work with children suffering from developmental delays due to brain damage (like Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Rare disease, Genetic disorders etc), from age 0 onwards, through the medium of holistic developmental intervention which combines a wide variety of service like Core intervention, Functional Education, Pre-vocational training, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, Music Therapy, Yoga, Arts, Dance and Sports. Apart from this, we also have services for the family like mental health services to help them cope with stress and skill deveopment for mothers to help them gain profitable skills. Families from any part of the city, country and from any socio-economic group are welcome at Tamahar!Learn More
Recognition at state and national stage
Tamahar has been awarded the "Regional Winner" in the Disability category at the 9th Spirit of Humanity awards by Americares in 2018. Before that, we won the N S Hema Award, given away by the Association of People with Disability, in 2017 for being an Outstanding NGO is the disability sector in Karnataka. We have also been certified by Social Audit Network, Credibility Alliance and Global Giving.
Bringing together the best practices from across the world
Tamahar works on a unique mix of the best of standardized child development methodologies from across the globe, ones that put the emotional development and happpiness of a every member of the family at the forefront. We lay emphasis on using rigorous scientific tools for our intervention as well as assessment at every step, and this has proved to be the bedrock of our success with children.
Holistic care for the entire family
At Tamahar, we believe that the best treatment for a child is a treatment for the entire family. Disability does not just affect a person - it affects a family. Infact, parents of a special child live under constant stress and barely get any support, guidance or respite. Hence, our programs are designed to be a one-stop solution for the entire family - Intervention, therapy & recreation for the children, Training, mental health services and skill development for parents AND medical guidance to the family. We have it all under the same roof.