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4) To help us restart and rebuild the setup from scratch when the government allows us to open
Purti is struggling to survive due to COVID19, your support can help the centre. Purti is a Sec 80G tax exempt organisation and exempt under Sec 12A of the income tax Act.
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To better understand the concept behind Purti, it is imperative to understand the IQ levels and its range. Briefly, IQ stands for Intelligence Quotient or the intellectual capability of an individual
• 30-50 ---- Children with such scores fall in the category of children with severe developmental disabilities and extremely low intellectual functioning. This IQ range is catered to by every special school.
• 50-60 ----- Children with such scores have low intellectual functioning but are on a better level, capability wise than the former category.
• 60-105 ----- Children with IQ scores falling in this range are typically classified as Children with learning difficulties and/or Slow Learners.
• 105 + ----- Children with such IQ scores are classified as "normal" children, capable of coping up within a regular school.
Purti mainly caters to the IQ range of 60-105, with the majority of the student population having IQ scores of 65-75+.
This category of children is unable to go to a traditional special school as their IQ levels are much higher than a child with traditional special needs, as these children only face problems in academics.
And neither is this category of children able to cope up in a regular school environment, due to limitation of resources.
Even if a normal regular school keeps the child as is mandatory by RTE, the school discontinues the child after 8th standard, as there is no government statute forcing the school to continue the services.
At Purti, even though being a centre, we try to emulate a school. We have
• Summer Vacations
• Same timings as a regular school.
so that our children don't have an inferiority complex with respect to their siblings.
Our Main service modules include,
• Occupational Therapy
• Speech Therapy
• Special Education
The word Purti means "to fulfill”, and that is the aim of the institute - to fulfill the needs of children who are termed as "special" by the common man. The aim of the institute has always been "to complete" the children, in any aspect that they may be deemed lacking in.
In 1997, Ms Ravinder Arora drawing inspiration from her own learning-disabled daughter, felt there was an immediate need to distinguish the "learning disabled" children from children with severe intellectual learning difficulties.
The whole idea behind 'Purti' was an esoteric one, and many people found the distinction between "learning disabled" children from children with severe intellectual learning difficulties to be abstruse.
And thus, on May 16th 1997, 'Purti' was born in a small flat in Ashok Vihar. The institute commenced operations with a single student, in a single room, and a lot of anxiety. However, the institute found its feet rather quickly, and germinated into an institute with a passion for special education, rather than being just a commercial venture.
Unlike other institutes, Purti from the very start accepted children who were with learning difficulties Rather they were aptly able to pursue their academic goals, like many normal child would do.
The children at the institute would fall under the following categories [as defined by psychologists]
- having learning disabilities
- slow learners
- having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- having Attention Deficit Disorder
- physically differently abled
Purti is a completely non-aided organization with no external monetary resources available for its daily operations. The institute has never received any grant till date from the state administration or the central government.