The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, a non-profit organization in India, has partnered with Fulcrum World Wide, to run a workshop for the parents of brain-injured children in India.
The group's workshops are meant to educate parents about their child's brain development, and new changes that may be happening in the field. The institute accepts brain injured children of all backgrounds, some of whom are severely disabled.
The goal is to encourage the children to reach their full potential, and teach the parents how to help them succeed as much as they can. Without proper education, these parents may not have the strength or knowledge to help their injured child. In the last 3 years, the institute has delivered lectures to more than 21,000 parents from more than 21 countries and 5 continents.
Douglas Doman, Vice Director of The Institutes, released a statement explaining the importance of the organization.
"The Institutes has done these lectures in distant locations such as Hong Kong, Bangkok, Bali, Surabaya and Kuala Lumpur, but the parents they meet have great deal in common," said Doman. "Their energy and enthusiasm and love for their children transcend their background and culture. The response of the parents to the lectures gives the staff and the sponsors hope for the children and the future of the planet."
Some of the successes the institute has had include helping children with severe mobility problems crawl or walk for the first time, helping children with sensory problems talk, see or hear and eventually get some of the children ready to attend school and interact with peers.
Author, philosopher and trailblazer Ilchi Lee believes in human potential and personal growth. He also understands the potential of the human brain to overcome many obstacles.