7-4-104 B, Tenkasi Road,ayikudy, Tenkasi Taluk, Tenkasi, Tamil Nadu, India, 627852
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The vision of Amar Seva Sangam is to establish a "Valley for the Disabled", whereby physically/mentally challenged persons live in a pro-active society where equality prevails irrespective of physical, mental or other challenges with the rest of the society. It is a futuristic vision whereby Amar Seva Sangam plays the role of an enabling agent to get the physically/mentally challenged "equality of status, equality in opportunities and equality in access". It is a society where people are identified as differently abled.
The Sangam which was started with a few students has successfully completed more than thirty years of dedicated service to the differently abled and today ASSA is one of the premier institutions in the field of Disability Management in the country. ASSA's service reach now is nearly 800 villages with more than 13,000 beneficiaries. We have received many awards at the State, National and International levels. ASSA is an ISO 9001-2008 Certified Institution.
Amar Seva Sangam is committed to enabling physically challenged people by empowering them to have an equal participation in society. This is achieved by providing them continuously the appropriate rehabilitation services of excellent quality.
Patients with spinal cord injury require special care and attention to lead their day to day life. Amar Seva Sangam had set up the Post-Acute Care Centre in its premises at Ayikudy, Tamilnadu, which is one of the few centres in India, catering to the rehabilitation needs of the spinal cord injured people. Rehabilitation after the initial hospitalization period is called Post-Acute Care and is very important for the development of Independent Living Skills of such persons. Their needs vary from person to person depending upon the nature of injury. Amar Seva Sangam is presently rehabilitating 15 spinal cord injured patients. It could not take more patients because of limited infrastructure. Amar Seva Sangam has a long waiting list of more than 60 spinal injured patients from different parts of the country who are keen to get admitted at ASSA. But due to lack of infrastructure we have to restrict our intake to 15 patients. We are planning to expand the present infrastructure and admit some more patients for rehabilitation and training only. The total budget of the project is expected to be around Rs.40 lakhs including additional rooms with facilities besides extra equipment.
Mr. D. Srinivasan, s/o Mr. Durai Raj is 26 year old. He holds a diploma and formerly worked in Chennai. At the age of 22 his spine was affected by tuberculosis resulting in Spinal Cord Injury. He became paralyzed below his neck and could not move any of his limbs and lost his sensation, bladder and bowel control. He is from a very loving joint family. He has undergone home based Physiotherapy for two years and Ayurvedic treatment for one year. He was admitted to ASSA in February 2009. An extraordinary medical input by way of Physiotherapy, nursing care, nutritional supplements, counseling and medical treatment was administered to him. His functions have improved and he is now able to propel his wheelchair independently. He is able to attend to all the activities of daily living with minimal support. He finished computer courses, cell phone servicing in our Vocation Rehab Centre. Now he can sit in a wheelchair and work for 8 hours a day. Now he is working as a Receptionist in our Medical Testing Unit (Physiotherapy Department).
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