Geeta Mondol Director, Ashish Foundation for the Differently Abled
Ms. Geeta Mondol serves as Associate Faculty for Keystone Institute India, providing consultation and education in our many programs and events. She serves a dual role as the Founder and Director of the Ashish Centre in New Delhi, serving children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Geeta has over 13 years of experience in working with people with disabilities, and is also a parent of a young man with autism. She named the Centre Ashish, which means blessing, because she believes in people with disabilities being a blessing to their community and nation.
She has been involved in conducting training on inclusion and integration of people with disabilities with many organizations in various parts of the country and abroad. Her early years involved working in a mainstream school helping include those with disabilities in the mainstream classrooms. Currently, she works closely with families and individuals with disability in empowering and equipping them with knowledge, skills, and attitudes that help them to integrate in society as contributing citizens.
She also works with faith leaders and faith based organizations to assist them to include people with disabilities in their communities. She is a partner with Engage Disability, a network of faith-based organizations and facilitates capacity building of member organizations to effectively respond to the needs of people with disabilities.
Geeta successfully completed an extensive Social Role Valorization (SRV) training course at the inaugural Indian course in 2016, and has worked to implement SRV within her organization and in the life of her family. She has supported her staff and family members to learn about SRV, and has participated in pilot planning projects using person-centered planning. She has increasing taken roles teaching, implementing, and coaching about Social Role Valorization. We are fortunate to have Geeta join our team.