The Tata group has always supported the cause of sustainable nation building. Tata Interactive Systems contributes to this vision by lending its expertise of learning design and development to the cause of children, the future of India, who are affected with Learning Disabilities (LD).
In line with the Tata Group’s corporate sustainability endeavors, TIS initiated the TLDF in 2006 to ensure that students with special education needs receive the required attention as well as to spread awareness about LD which had been receiving scant attention in India. Since then, via the TLDF platform, TIS has been successful in generating an increased level of awareness and enabling progress in remediation activities for students with LD.
This year the TLDF partners with KEM hospital, Mumbai and Citi Academy for Special Education (CASE), sponsored by the Society for Rehabilitation of Crippled Children (SRCC) to establish the ‘Forum for Learning Disabilities’. The forum will be conducted on the 1st and 2nd of March 2013 at Citi Academy, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai. The Forum shall spread awareness on LDs like Special Learning Disabilities (SpHD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in addition to Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia.
Heads of educational institutions and medical practitioners across various districts of Maharashtra will be participating at the event. Some key speakers include Dr. Sunil Karande, Professor of Paediatrics & In-charge learning Disability Clinic, Seth G.S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai who will be speaking on ‘Poor School Performance’, Dr. Kersi Chavda, Ex-President, Bombay Psychiatric Society who will be speaking on ‘Assesssment and Management of ADHD’, and Ms. Kate Currawala, President, Maharashtra Dyslexic Association, who will be speaking on ‘Building a Future of Empowered Citizens: Accomodations for Students with LD.’
Every year, since 2006, TIS has also participated in the annual Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon to spread awareness about LD.