Children with autism and cerebral palsy may play differently than other kids and may not want to play with others. Most of the affected children express themselves through playing and mostly, their actions become their words.
A play therapy unit at VAROD was opened at its premises by Rev Sr. Annet Theophane Croos HF (Jaffna Province), Rev. Fr. Rex Constantine – CMF. Rev Fr. Ronald Sujeevan – CMF and Rev. Fr. Milfer Vaz – CMF, on the 28th of February 2019. It is about to target the children, affected by autism and cerebral palsy, as well as advancing the psychosocial development and mental health of the children affected.
Though, the unit functions with minutest facilities, VAROD expects to develop it with the help of experts, in order to serve and support through an interpersonal process wherein trained Play Therapists to use the therapeutic powers of play to help the victims, prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.