Nature of disability:
Speech & hearing impairment
Educational qualification:

Background: Smitha is a 17-year old with a speech and hearing impairment. She is one of three siblings and has completed her basic education till Class 10.

APD intervention: She was referred by our CBR staff during a survey. When she the first time came to APD, she was surprised to see so many youth with disabilities attending different training sessions. She joined the foundation course at APD to learn English, Mathematics and sign language.

She is very good at drawing and dancing. She participated in the World Disability Day sports event at the Kanteerava stadium and came 3rd in the running event.

After the completing of Foundation course she joined a Diploma course in Mysore.