Indian workplaces warm up to people with autism

April 3, 2017

As Indian workplaces seem to be warming up to people with autism, Viraj isn’t the only one. Juhu resident Aarti Nagarkar (30) was recently amongst the winners of a cooking competition — ‘The Cook For Change Challenge’ — organized by the Veruschka Foundation and judged by chef Sanjeev Kapoor of the Yellow Chilli chain of restaurants.

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ATMA

ATMA || Education NGOs || Inclusive Practices in Arpan

Feb 03, 2017

Listen to Sushama describe the Arpan initiative and its role in promoting inclusive practices in the video below:

ifn

IFN Cook for A Cause || Arpan Dabba Service || Sunday Special

June 26, 2016

Helping others always brings people together. In this episode we show you how “Arpan” a home cooked dabba service prepares fresh & healthy food on a daily basis with the help of developmentally disabled young adults.
They’re doing their bit, Are you?


Cooking heals: Beating autism and other odds at Arpan

June 19, 2016

When 28-year-old Raees Shaikh first visited Arpan, a dabba service based in North Mumbai, almost six months ago, he would stand outside with his mother, taking in the happenings without uttering a word. Today, Shaikh, who is autistic, is almost always chatting away as he shells peas by the kilo and even pitches in to sing a hit Hindi film song pictured on his favourite star: Shah Rukh Khan.

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AsianAge

Services with a difference

June 14, 2016

At a time when people with disabilities are fighting for their rights, these Mumbai-based social entrepreneurs are offering the differently abled employment.

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StreeNews

A noble initiative to tingle taste buds

May 20, 2016

It is said that the way to man’s heart is through his stomach. However, this proves wrong when we see Arpan dabba service by Yash Charitable Trust (YCT), an NGO. Their noble initiative will first touch the heart and will later tingle the taste buds.

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CityTalkwithMeena

A noble initiative to tingle taste buds

May 5, 2016

It is said that the way to man’s heart is through his stomach. However, this proves wrong when we see Arpan dabba service by Yash Charitable Trust (YCT), an NGO. Their noble initiative will first touch the heart and will later tingle the taste buds.

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ifn

Get Your Lunch Fix With This One-Of-A-Kind Dabba Service

April 29, 2016

While most organisations work with children with disabilities, there are very few who are involved in finding suitable work for them after school. “The idea is to provide them with a platform, which would enhance the quality of life,” says Sushama Nagarkar, Managing Trustee of Yash. By providing them with real work experiences in the community that they live in plus rewarding them with a stipend was therefore the best call.

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The work we do and the purpose of our centre

April 27, 2016

Article in the Loksatta paper:Article in Loksatta paper

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All About Arpan

Apr 27, 2016

In April 2015, Yash Charitable Trust, an NGO that supports adults with developmental disabilities, launched a tiffin service. THE USP of the service is that it provides employment to adults with developmental disabilities. Sushama Nagarkar, the managing trustee of the Yash Charitable Trust, says –“A lot of organizations work with children with disabilities, but after school, it’s a struggle for them to find suitable work and recreation opportunities.”

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Arpan Interview on 92.7 Big FM With RJ Siddharth

April 25, 2016

Our first Radio Interview!!! Nazneen, Aarti and Bunny have a fun chat with RJ Siddharth! Catch us on 92.7 BIG FM today between 9 AM – 10 AM!

theHindu

This Lunch Dabba is Truly a Special Treat

April 23, 2016

In a small kitchen in Juhu, there’s as much activity going on as one would expect in a kitchen on a busy day. At Arpan, a trust established over a year ago for people with developmental disabilities that generates supported employment in the form of hygienic and tasty meal services.

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theHindu

Empowerment, served warm

April 21, 2016

An eight-member team with developmental disabilities manages Arpan dabba service in Juhu. The dabba service, the only one in the city that runs on the efforts of individuals with developmental disabilities, completed a year on April 20, will celebrate on Saturday.

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dnaIndia

Social media boosts this Juhu-based tiffin service run by differently abled

April 20, 2016

It was in April 2015 that Sushama Nagarkar started a Tiffin service in Juhu under her Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) Yash Charitable Trust and called it Arpan. It was only on Sunday, April 17 when a Whatsapp forward regarding the Tiffin service got viral and shared by many.

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midDay

Take a tiffin, gift a tiffin

December 6, 2015

21 things to do around Mumbai from December 6 – December 12. Take a tiffin, gift a tiffin. In April this year, Yash Charitable Trust and Simply Ghar Ka Khana set up a kitchen Where adults with developmental disabilities got a chance to work with non-disabled colleagues in a healthy kitchen environment.

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bollywoodDhamaka

Vivek Oberoi Requests Great Grand Masti Makers To Get Food From Yash Charitable Trust

June 3, 2015

Vivek Oberoi, who’s known for his contribution towards several social causes, is supporting an NGO that works for adults having developmental disabilities and helps in giving them employment opportunities and recreational facilities.

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midDay

A Dabba with a Difference

May 18, 2015

Yash Charitable Trust, which works closely with adults having developmental disabilities, has started a dabba service in Juhu. The food is prepared by these young adults under expert guidance and sold at reasonable rates.

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dailyPao

A new tiffin service aims to rehabilitate adults with developmental disabilities

May 4, 2015

For many of us our post-lunch performance at work hinges on what arrives in our daily tiffin. Yet dabba services in the city are infrequently written about. Last week we learned of one that’s worthy of press and not just for its hearty homestyle fare. On Monday, April 20, Yash Charitable Trust, an NGO that supports adults with developmental disabilities, launched a tiffin service that recruits its wards in the kitchen.

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