Training Sessions And Workshops


Anandini focuses on reaching out to persons with disabilities, their families and professionals working in the field of disability and connected fields like Education and Health.

As part of its mandate, Anandini has been involved with many training initiatives.

Anandini has been conducting regular training sessions for parents, professionals- members of the staff, Teacher-trainees doing their B.Ed Special Education, CBR workers. Workshops have also been conducted for District Education officers, Principals of schools and persons running NGOs.

These training sessions and workshops have been in the following areas:

    • Dyslexia and other Learning Disabilities.

    • Legal rights: Guardianship and care-taking arrangements of persons with Intellectual and multiple disabilities.

    • On the provisions of The Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995 and now the Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016

    • On the provisions of The National Trust Act, 1999.

    • UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    • Workshops on ‘Cerebral Palsy’

    • Workshops on ‘Learning Disability with a focus on Dyslexia'

    • ‘Teaching children with diverse abilities within the classroom’

    • ‘Working with Adolescents'

    • Legal and Human Rights of persons with Autism’.

    • ‘Inclusive education‘

    • ‘The Role of Special Education in mainstream Schools’

    • ‘Inclusive education: incorporating Theatre, Music and Art into classroom teaching ’.

    • Teaching Methodology: Project based, Play way, VAKT, Montessori and Instrumental Enrichment’

    • ‘Independent Living’

    • Multisensory Techniques for effective and inclusive teaching-learning

    • Project method and Alternative Techniques for teaching children with disabilities

    • Setting up a Helpline for persons with disabilities

    • “Experiences of running the Disability Helpline with special emphasis on lessons learnt”

    • Supporting a Home for children with disabilities to enable them to re-structure the way they work

Over the past 27 years, Anandini has conducted training workshops and sessions with the following organisations and groups:

  • Army Public School, Ambala Cant.

  • AmarJyoti Centre, New Delhi. Also part of the faculty for the course ‘Aspects of Learning Difficulties for children and Young people with disabilities’, in collaboration with Roehampton University, London.

  • Government School for the Mentally Retarded, Sector 32, Chandigarh

  • Somerville School, Greater NOIDA

  • Presentation and Teleconference on ‘Planning Academic curriculum for children with Cerebral Palsy’ for the Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi

  • AADI [formerly, Spastics Society of Northern India] New Delhi

  • Roshni Centre for children with Developmental Disability, Gwalior.

  • VSO National conference in Ranchi.

  • Haryana Institute of Public Administration, Gurgaon.

  • Action For Autism – Sessions on various topics since September 2009

  • The SOS Children Village, Faridabad for Counsellors from SOS villages all across the country. [ December 2009 ]

  • Vivek High School, Chandigarh

  • Prayas Rehabilitation Centre for the Handicapped, Chandigarh, ASTHA and many other organizations in Delhi, Jaipur and Chandigarh to disseminate information about the Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities- especially the issue of Guardianship.

  • Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan and Sadhna Parents Association, Chandigarh.

  • Mother Teresa’s Jeevan Jyoti Home for girls with disabilities, New Delhi

  • The Directorate of Training, Union Territories Civil Services, Delhi

  • National Institute For Public Cooperation and Child Development [ NIPCCD] New Delhi Sessions on Legal Rights and the Disability Laws since 2007

  • Prayas Centre for Special Education and Vocational Centre, Jaipur

  • TARSHI, New Delhi

  • Amrit Parivaar, a Parents Association, Amritsar

  • Springdales School, Amritsar.

  • PGSS, Gorakhpur, UP.

  • RIS, International School, Nasik.

  • CBM project : Madonna Comprehensive Resource Centre (MCRC), Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh

  • SSMI, New Delhi

  • Saksham, New Delhi


Three webinars on Learning Disability done for Harper-Collins Publishers. The webinars were well received by teachers, principals, special educators and parents of children with learning disability who attended the sessions live on Facebook and the Zoom platform. These can now be accessed on You-tube.

Co-conducted a webinar on ‘Learning Disability and Accessible Content for children with disabilities’ hosted by Saksham, New Delhi conducted for Salwan Public School, New Delhi.