Shivani is 8-years old and lives in the Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu. When the pandemic hit the world, it was a double blow to Shivani’s parents - a homemaker mother and a lorry driver father. Not only did the father lose his job, but they also found that their little girl was underweight, appeared lost and had delayed speech. At SPASTN’s Community Rehabilitation Centre, Thiruvallur, Shivani was found to have a mild intellectual disability. She soon found a new life through our Early Intervention program where she was trained, along with her mother in self-grooming skills. With a customized education plan, Shivani was trained in age-appropriate functional skills - literacy, numeracy, communication and more. With her obedient nature and self-determination, Shivani has worked her way into an inclusive school and is enjoying it!