Ishwar Kriplani - Secretary - The best people
who can understand the plight of parents with a mentally challenged child are
other parent's who have gone through similar experiences. When many such parents
come together, they can work as group for much tangible benefit for themselves
as well as their children. This has in fact, happened in almost all over the world.
These parents organization have also referred as self-help groups. The main function,
purpose of such groups is to meet other parents and realize that they are not
alone, besides collecting and disseminating information, providing support to
new parents. Sharing experiences how to face situations and solve problem, and
working toward organizing better services in their locality.
Kripalani is a businessman and also a parent of spastic child. Fortunately his
child's IQ is normal, but he is on wheelchair. Ishwar Kripalani thought of plight
and trauma of other parents who have spastic as well as mentally challenged children.
He thought of mobilizing such parents and to encourage and motivate them that
they are not alone. According to him, parents themselves can brighten the future
of their child. He thinks that small group of parents residing in same area can
come together share experiences, problems, difficulties, etc. together with an
effort they can create a day care center and residential complex for small group.
According to him children need not to be isolated from society, on the contrary
they should be part of the society. He keeps on bringing parent together and educates