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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Online Chat with Psychologist Parvathy Viswanath about Special Children


You can chat online with Lion. Parvathy Viswanth over Skype or Gmail chat on Special needs of children with ADHD, AUTISM, and Learning Disabilities. Ms. Parvathy Viswanathan is the Founder-Director of AIKYA – Centre To Integrate the Different, an NGO that has been serving special children for 20 years now.

You can discuss about behavioral problems in children with ID, Early intervention, vocational training, and/or parental guidance. And cover the entire spectrum of queries about people with Special Needs.

Parvathy Viswanathan has won several awards such as the Woman of the Year 2000 award from American Biographical Institute, Who's Who Professional and many more. She was nominated as a board member of the Tamilnadu Welfare Board for the Disabled in 2007. She has presented many papers at national and international conferences. She has authored books on ADHD and Autism. She is advisor to many special schools.

She has organized job fairs and marriage engagement ceremonies (Naveena Suyamvaram) for the persons with Disabilities. She has conducted Special Olympics for the children with Intellectual and developmental disabilities. And two events have entered the Limca Book of Records.

So, never miss this chance of your lifetime.

Date:  19th November, 2011

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm IST

Chat IDs: (OR) parvathy.aikya (Skype ID)

Connect soon with Ms. Parvathy with the chat IDs given for an audio chat. 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Social Media Summit 2011( 4 - 5th Nov) - AIKYA Will Display Products

Social Media is no more a buzz word in India. It is now the most crucial word for businesses that look forward to secure their Business Communication's future. SMSin2011 is a 2 day International event organized by EchoVme in collaboration with M.O.P Vaishnav College (Department of Commerce).

The growth phase of Social Media is augmenting rapidly as we see more than 200% usage of Social Networking Sites year on year since 2004. India has emerged as one of the leading Internet user in the world and as estimated by Forrester we’ll soon be the 3rd largest Internet using country in the world.

Social Media Summit 2011 is a forum for some of the top marketers, entrepreneurs and businesses in the country to congregate and learn the scope of Social Media from experts that will help them get the sharpest edge. So, AIKYA felt that SMSin2011 will be a good platform to showcase their products and spread awareness about service to special kids. Thanks to  EchoVme, Sorav Jain, and MOP Vaishnav College for their cooperation.

Venue | Date : MOP Vaishnav College for Women   | 4-5th November 2011

Click here to read  the Agenda (Speakers, Topic, Time) of the Social Media Summit.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Introduction to Instructional Design - Training Programme

Instructional Design is the study of designing learning content or training material. After a learning or training event, the learner is expected to exhibit a positive change in knowledge, skills, and/or behavior. Keeping this positive change or learning objective in mind, an Instructional Designer has to design and then write content. Instructional Design is an art as well as science. 

Are you familiar with the names Bloom, Gagne, Robert Mager, and Ruth Clark? They are people who proposed several important theories and principles for Instructional Design. As a teacher, special educator, trainer, content developer, or instructional designer, you need to know the principles behind designing and developing learning content. 

After completing this course on Instructional Design, you will 
  • ·         Define Instructional Design
  • ·         List Bloom’s Taxonomy and Bloom’s Verbs
  • ·         Write Learning Objectives
  • ·         List Gagne’s Nine Events of Instructions
  • ·         Define Instructor Led Training(ILT), eLearning, and Blended Learning

Date|Time: Saturday, October 22, 2011 | 10:00 am to 01:00 pm
Venue: 2/9, Karpagambal Nagar Main Road, Luz, Mylapore, Chennai – 4
Course Fee: Rs. 300
Contact: 9444960643,

Sunday, October 9, 2011

AIKYA Exhibits Products at Kamarajar Hall

AIKYA exhibited products made by special children at Kamarajar hall on 9th October. This display was during the music show of Murali's Mouna Raagam. The troupe performed A.R.Rahman numbers from the movies like Uyire, Sangaman, Roja and more. AIKYA met few prospective buyers at the show. Thank u Mouna Raagam Murali.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

AIKYA trains 16 Participants on Art Tools for Healing on 8th Oct

AIKYA conducted Art Tools workshop for special children, medical students, special educators, and parents. The 16 participants did Mandalas, Group Mandalas, Magazine Photo Collage, Masks and other art interventions. Drawing a Mandala was equal to meditation and the learners were asked to draw Mandalas daily in their Art Journals. Hope the training helps in emotional healing of participants.