Social Impact

Our work includes technical assistance in the areas of inclusive education and rehabilitation services to mainstream and special schools, as well as engagement with government and community agencies to create inclusive settings, thereby creating a more equitable and resilient society that is more educated and enlightened.  

 We sincerely thank special and mainstream schools for their long term association and for the cooperative engagement in building a better inclusive education ecosystem for children of all abilities in their schools.  Spastics Society of Karnataka has supported with Psychoeducation assessments; Child Observations; Parent Counseling; Setting up Resource Rooms; Teacher & Management level Training Programmes.  Spastics Society of Karnataka has impacted more than 100 schools providing inclusive education services. 

Manju Balasubramanyam, Principal, Delhi Public School, North Bengaluru 

DPS Bangalore North's journey into Inclusion would not have been possible without the unconditional support, training and mentoring offered by Spastics Society of Karnataka, Bangalore.

Under the able guidance of Mrs. Rukmini Krishnaswamy, Director - Technical Services and her able team, our teachers, students and parents at DPS Bangalore North have benefited in terms of necessary Professional Development, Socio- emotional Support, Assessments, Accommodations and Exemptions .

At DPS BN we aim to empower and equip every teacher with a certificate program on Inclusion and Special Education. Hybrid Training programmes conducted by the 'Knowledge  Centre'  which  are conceptualized and planned by Mrs. Krishnaswamy and her team in these areas have benefited us immensely.

We look forward to working and learning from this wonderful organisation.

Best Wishes

Preetha Narayanan (extreme left), Special Educator, Spastics Society of Karnataka with Vijaya Prema, Head Psycho Education Services and Vishnu

Our son Vishnu was diagnosed with Cerebral palsy (left side hemiparasis). He got admission in HAL Public School in 2001 but found it difficult to cope with the syllabus there. We used to take him for remedial classes at SSK with Vijaya Prema madam. She interacted with Vishnu's teachers at his school and suggested modifications in the curriculum. In 2005, he was enrolled in the Learners' Centre at SSK under the guidance of then Principal Kairali Nair Madam. The teachers here trained and motivated him to complete his Secondary and Senior Secondary examinations under National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).

Vishnu graduated in Media studies from Jain University in 2016. The following year he obtained a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism , Chennai.  Today he is working as a Sub editor with First Post, a leading media organisation. 

But for the guidance and motivation he got from Spastics Society of Karnataka, Vishnu could not have reached this stage.

Our sincere thanks to all the teachers of SSK for playing a big role in his growth.

Ambika Subramanian, CentreHead, Vidyaniketan Academy- Centre for Learning Challenges 

The association between Vidyaniketan Academy - Centre for learning challenges and SSK is almost two decades old, since the time we set the remedial centre in 2006. Many distinguished educators from SSK have been regularly associated with VNA since then. 

Mrs. Vijaya Prema SSK has done professional development sessions for the teachers of VNA in the areas of Assessments and Planning IEP's on a regular basis and has been a constant motivator and support for our team. 

The team from SSK has helped our students with the process of diagnosis, assessments and further helping with requisite documentation and certifications for NIOS examinations and accommodation. This has been a great help to our parents and students.  

Almost all our special educators are the students of the certificate programmes conducted by  Spastics Society of Karnataka under the guidance and mentorship of Rukmini Krishnaswamy, Director-Technical Services.  Vidyaniketan Academy offers internships to trainees doing the course and helps them with their practical case studies and guidance 

Above all, our students are all part of the personal contact programme at SSK for over a decade. Mrs. Kairali Nair and Mrs. Nanditha have trained our students all through the contact programme over the years. On behalf of all staff, students and the management of VNA we extend our sincere thanks to SSK and request your continued support. 

Warm Regards

Our collaboration with leading hospitals in Bengaluru Urban and Rural district has provided for the much needed medical attention for children with developmental disabilities. The early intervention and comprehensive rehabilitation services at Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Command Hospital, RajaRajeshwari Hospitals in Bengaluru; District General Hospital-Devanahalli, District Hospital-Ramanagara,  R L Jalappa Community Health Centre-Kolar, Dr. Chandramma Dayananda Sagar Institution for Medical Education and Research (CDSIMER) supports needy children with disabilities in their progress towards a better future. 

Dr. Shashirekha Priyadarshini, Senior Pediatrician, District Hospital, Ramanagara

I have been associated with Spastics Society of Karnataka since last 6 years. As a Pediatrician I have seen many children with cases of severe acute malnutrition who tend to also have speech delays, growth and developmental delays, motor delays etc. as well as infants who are having cerebral palsy and such cases we refer to District Early Intervention Centre (DEIC) and they in turn refer to the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit of Spastics Society of Karnataka's team at the hospital.  This is a special team with dedicated staff trained in multi-disciplinary approach who provide rehabilitation services with utmost dedication and passion and commitment. 

SSK's continued collaboration with the Government of Karnataka has helped support better facilities, programmes and policies aimed at improving rehabilitation and education outcomes for children with disabilities. SSSK is a member of the following committees -