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Involve and empower mothers of differently abled children for their better education and life skills training: Study
According to a mixed design study done at Disha-NGO which is the leading resource centre for multiple disabilities in Jaipur, it is the inclusion and participation of mothers that leads to their empowerment and better cognitive development of their differently abled children with supplementary home support.

The abstract the study "Training of mothers with their differently abled children empowers them to provide home-based developmental support: Outcome of two- month 'mother and child program' in Jaipur" has been for an upcoming national seminar on women development in Delhi.

According to the study, a two-month, 250-hour course of 'Mother and Child Program' of Disha in Jaipur, was evaluated using a mixed study design of observation of sessions, interview of mothers of differently abled children and mini-focus group was undertaken and it was found that the mothers (N=10, mean age: 33 years, urban setting, middle income group) reacted positively to the course through their open-form response sheet.

"The typical empowering comment was that 'the training has enabled me to provide the right kind of support at home to accelerate my seven-years-old child's development towards self-reliance in daily-life activities'. The content analysis of the comments in a focus group (3 experts, 1 hour, 7 response sheets) revealed that mothers perceive empowerment in terms of 'enabling training and acquisition of skills leading to self-reliance'," reported the study.

Being an evaluative study, the recommendation of the observers and focus group members was the training experience of Disha-NGO must result into day-wise session transacting module and creation of training resource through the mothers already trained under the program and work independent of the external experts, stated the study.

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