Sol’s ARC | 10 October 2018
Since it was founded in 2003, Sol’s ARC has done innovative work in special education through its Therapy Center and Parallel School, with centers and schools in currently located in Mumbai and Pune. Their mission is to nurture the innate abilities of children and youth with special needs through a research-based approach to curriculum development, implementation, and therapy.
"The biggest impact is the trust we have built. Our first call or e-mail by default, is to Atma. The best part is that in the three years of Accelerator support, we didn't feel like Atma was mentoring us. It felt as if Atma was a part of Apni Shala, helping us at every step."
— Amrita Nair, Co-Founder of Apni Shala | Mumbai
From strategic planning and fundraising to implementing HR, finance, monitoring & evaluation programs, Atma conducted multiple projects for Sol’s ARC to improve their sustainability and scalability.
With its partnership with Atma, Sol’s ARC has exponentially scaled in terms of its internal organisation and number of enrollments. The impact that Sol’s ARC has had in terms of increasing awareness and mindsets as far as autism, special needs and resource building in this area are concerned has also increased a great deal.
- Launch of Special Edge Curriculum: A curriculum with standardised learning outcomes for students with special needs, that accommodates different learning methods to arrive at those outcomes. Atma facilitated the creation of cluster of special education organisations with Sol’s ARC as the pivot, to implement Special Edge.
- Atma is assisting Sol’s ARC with Strategy & Goal Setting, Division of responsibilities within the cluster, and Site visits to observe implementation.