CASE – 1
Age: 16 years
Disability: Deaf blindness
Rohan, with double disability was deserted by his parents. He is deaf and blind. But what the Lord has created, the Lord saves.
Rohan was found on the streets by an organisation called “Manav Sadhna” which works with street children. They were determined to help him but were totally helpless. They didn’t know how to deal with him, how to communicate with him and how to convey their concerns to him. Rohan on his part was totally frustrated and shell shocked. He didn’t know how to tell the world that he wanted to talk to them, play with them, eat with them or just enjoy with them. Luckily, he was housed at Naaz and still lives there to date.
He is now able to reach out to other resident children, identify them in his own special way. They in turn can communicate with him with signs and gestures and involve him in their day to day activities. He attends regular school at Naaz with non disabled children and is learning skills appropriate to his age and needs.
With the help from specialists and dedicated teachers at Naaz, today, Rohan is a happy teenager and can look forward to life denied to him before.
CASE – 2
Name: Atul Govindbhai Parmar
Age: 18 years
Disability: Mentally challenged
Address: MSM-BPA, Naaz village.
Atul is an autistic child who became an orphan at an early age in his life. Abused by family members, he was saved by NAAZ and housed there with his sister. At the time of his rescue, he was walking very slowly, was not eating on his own and had no hygiene control. He was not able to speak and was permanently afraid of people around him.
Presently with perseverance by staff members at NAAZ and proper medications, he is now able to perform all the basic functions. He has learned to communicate and have developed ability to play with other children. He has also developed passion with thread and paper. In spite of lots of autistic tendencies, with love and care that is given to him, he has made substantial progress which is evident when he sings nursery rhymes when he is happy