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Dr. Abhirupa Dutta Chakraborty

Occupational Therapist

Dr. Abhirupa specializes in Developmental Disabilities and has done her Masters in Occupational Therapy from one of the most prestigious colleges of India SVNIRTAR, Odisha. She was drawn into this profession from her sheer love for children and the inner call for giving all the child equal opportunities they need to fly in life. She lives by the motto - “Every Child is Blessed”. She has vast experience of working in complex hospital and medical colleges setup and was attached with JIMSH, Kolkata medical college and hospital and largest neuro superspeciality hospital of Eastern India, Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata. She specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Neurorehabilitation and many more.


Dr. Abhirupa has two publications under her name and awaiting her third publication and has been an honorary speaker in International Conference on “Coma Stimulation” by University of Queensland, Brisbane. She has also jointly worked with IIT Madras on “Robotic Hand” during her stint with INK, Kolkata. She is an avid reader and continues her academic journey regularly by attending multiple CME conferences in various specialized fields under OT. She is a life member of AIOTA. She is also a trained classical dancer and loves to impart and share the same with kids.  She is attached with The Blessed Ones as Occupational Therapist and treat patients as freelance occupational therapist also in and around Pune and via Telerehabilitation.

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Abhishek Mohan

Speech-Language Therapist and Audiologist

Abhishek Mohan is a Pune based Speech-Language Therapist and Audiologist with 16 years’ experience working with children and adults with special needs. He works with children from birth until they start school and has also spent years working with students in the school sector.

He’s also got a wealth of professional development under his belt. He’s spent 1.5 years as a Speech therapist & Audiologist at Armed Forces Medical College Pune and Bionic Ear function


Dr. Asmita Shirsat

Occupational Therapist

Dr. Asmita Shirsat, a highly skilled Occupational Therapist, holds a degree in Occupational Therapy from SETH G S Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai. With 9 years of experience, she excels in both pediatric and adult rehabilitation, reflecting her versatility and commitment.

She's an accredited ISO Certified Sensory Integration Therapist recognized by the Indian Autism Society. Driven by her passion, she's also proficient in Therapeutic Tapping (Institute of Manual Therapy & Taping) and


Physical Agent Modalities, certified by AIOTA (All India Occupational Therapy Association).

Her impactful journey includes collaborations with esteemed institutions like the Indian Navy Special School and INHS Ashvini Military Hospital. Her dedicated work in OPD settings and participation in the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan Camp for disabled children, organized by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, exemplifies her dedication to fostering inclusivity and support.

Currently, she is a esteemed member of The Blessed Ones, showcasing her unwavering commitment and enthusiasm for enriching the lives of those under her care.

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Dr. Shweta Bora


Dr. Shweta Bora, a certified Physiotherapist from Hardiker Hospital, Pune, possesses 12 years of extensive experience in this domain. Her training includes expertise in -Theraband, Ball, and Balance exercises, Occupational Therapy (with Dr. Sapna), Sensory integration, Pune Shoulder Rehabilitation Program (PSRP), Matrix Rhythm therapy etc.

Dr. Bora's approach to handling children is characterized by love and attention to details - similar to this initiative.

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Dr. Shreya Sarkar

Physiotherapist & Special Educator

Dr. Shreya Sarkar is a physiotherapist, special educator and masters in healthcare services with a
rich experience of more than 10 years in the field.
She worked in Apollo group of hospitals, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh for around 4 years followed by VLCC Healthcare Pvt. Limited Mumbai and Pune.
With her compassion for special children she started working for special kids with autism ,adhd, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and learning disabilities for almost 7 years.
Her expertise varies from parent counselling to behavioural modification of kids with special needs.She has worked with kids of 2 to 15 years old in India as well as Czech Republic,Europe and is herself a proud mom of a 7 year old autistic boy.
Her vision alligns with the mission of the blessed ones that states our blessed kids are born to stand out and inclusion is an integral part of our society and hence is part of The Blessed Ones family!

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Aditya Kumar Verma

Speech Therapist & Special Educator

Aditya Kumar Verma is a Speech Therapist who holds a diploma in Special Education in addition to his bachelor's degree. He is deeply committed to helping children with special needs and puts his heart and soul into his work.

What sets him apart is his impressive skill in working with hyperactive kids who may have behavioural issues. He has a unique approach to helping them settle and thrive. Aditya's dedication to improving the lives of children with special needs perfectly aligns with the mission of The Blessed Ones.

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Reshma Shinde


Reshma Shinde is a DSE, 'MR' certified Pune Special educator with 8 years' experience working with children and special needs. She also takes one to one session with special needs kids.

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Shilpa Vishwanath Turamandi

Remedial Teacher

Shilpa Vishwanath Turamandi holds a Bachelor's degree in English and Social Studies, as well as a Master's degree in History. Currently, she is actively pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Autism Management, reflecting her commitment to furthering her expertise in this field.

Passionate Remedial Teacher with over 4 years of teaching experience, dedicated to providing specialized care and education to children. Committed to improving children's academic performance and overall development. A proud mother of an autistic child.


Seema Dihiye

Assistant Teacher

Seema Dihiye, with an MBA in Finance and two years of teaching experience with BBA and B.Com students, is currently pursuing a Diploma in Autism Management. Her teaching career spans 1.3 years, during which she has specialized in designing curricula and effectively managing classrooms for students with autism and those classified as slow learners.


Gayatri Sapre

Remedial Teacher

A dedicated Special Education teacher who currently works with specially-abled children. Her primary objective is to adapt general education lesson plans to cater to each student's unique needs and abilities. These requirements encompass a wide range of challenges, including emotional, physical, and cognitive disabilities, as well as teaching basic literacy and life skills.

Her passion for this field arises from her belief that, with proper support and guidance, students can bring about positive changes in their academic and social lives. She recognizes the critical importance of early intervention in the education of differently-abled children and aspires to make a meaningful impact through attention and care. Her ultimate aim is to serve those who can benefit from her skills and provide them with the necessary resources to enhance their abilities.

She seeks to be an inspirational example for her students, their parents, and children everywhere, demonstrating that with hard work, motivation, dedication, focus, and an unwavering commitment to breaking boundaries, one can achieve any goal.

Gayatri has garnered experience by working with various institutions in Barcelona, Spain, and Brussels, Belgium. Her personal connection as a twin sibling to an autistic brother drives her to advocate for global acceptance and support for children with special needs, raising awareness for their unique challenges.


Pallavi Malshe

Dance Movement Therapy Practitioner

Pallavi Malshe is a former engineer turned Dancer and Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) Practitioner. With training in Kathak and Contemporary dance, along with a diploma in DMT, she brings over 3 years of experience. Her expertise lies in working with children to enhance motor skills and self-expression, as well as adults for physical and mental well-being.


She has also contributed to therapeutic work with various groups and is currently a DMT Practitioner with us. As an experienced individual in the field, she embraces a humanistic approach, seeing potential rather than problems in her practice.


Gayatri Tapkir

Assistant Teacher

Gayatri Tapkir, an Assistant Teacher at Blessed Ones, holds a Bachelor's degree in computer application and boasts 6 years of experience in the IT sector as a Data Analyst at Neeyamo and TCS.


Her daily role involves working with Special Education students, a role she cherishes, making her proud to be a part of the Blessed Ones community.


Dr. Pradnya Khare

Consultant Pediatric Dentist

Dr Pradnya Khare Consultant Pediatric Dentist. 22 years of clinical experience. An alumni of the prestigious Nair hospital dental college Mumbai. Member of Student Clinician American Dental Association ( SCADA) Specialises in treatment of children with special needs like Autism and Cerebral palsy.

Won the first prize in the all India competition for best essay on "Dental considerations in special needs children". Has a Private practice in Pune.

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Charu Sneha

Art & Craft Teacher

Charu is a passionate arts teacher with 8 years of experience with children and a deep commitment to nurturing the talents of special needs children through artistic expression. With a heartwarming blend of creativity and compassion, she strives to create a safe and inclusive space where every child can flourish and explore the world of art. She is a dedicated educator associated with Blessed ones as she believes art is a powerful tool that can transcend barriers and empower children of all abilities to express themselves.

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Dr. Vaishali Girme

M.Phil - Clinical Psychology

Dr Vaishali Girme (M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology) has extended her support to our initiatives and will be a visiting consultant at the blessed ones.  She is a Clinical Psychologist and Child Behavior Therapist in Pune and has an experience of 11 years in these fields.

She practices at Sahyadri Hospital in Deccan Gymkhana, Pune. She completed M.Phil - Clinical Psychology from Sweekar Academy of Rehabilitation Sciences, Secunderabad in 2017, Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology from Maharashtra Institute Of Mental Health in 2011 and M.A. - Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy from Modern School in 2011.

She will be assessing kids at our center and provide inputs in areas where kids, therapists and parents have to work upon.

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Sonal Priya

(Former) Ministry of Health

Sonal Priya is a passionate mother on mission to nurture the exceptional minds with love, care and creativity. She  has got Masters degree in Biotechnology and in her 5 years experience in healthcare she has worked with Ministry of health and family welfare, Delhi.

She has done certificate courses in assisting Neurodiversity and RDI. She has got interest in art and music and been part of National School of Drama, Delhi. She believes that with right intention and consistency anything can be achieved.

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Madhuvantii Pargaonkar Wakhare

Yoga Instructor (Medical Yog Therapist)

Madhuvantii is an expert in Medical Yog therapy and helped numerous people to overcome with various muscular and joint disorders like Lumber spondylosis, Cervical spondylitis, frozen shoulder, knee pain, sciatica pain, heel pain, muscles dystrophy. Her yog therapy focuses on mental stress reliving, diabetic control, hypertension, posture corrections to prevent further deterioration.

Yoga has proven track record and works wonder for kids with special needs. She is joining us to extend the benefits of Yoga not only to the kids but to the parents as well.

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Director | Counsellor

A Post Graduate in Psychology from Fergusson College, Pune, Krithika is a two-time Gold medalist in Psychology, from Pune University, 5th degree Graphologist. She has research paper  presentations and publications in national and international seminars and has also been a corporate trainer for over ten years associated with Infosys, Red Hat, Cipla, Tata Motors, SKF etc. 

Her love for children drew her towards working in schools as a Counselor, Psychology, and Life Skills Trainer for popular schools in Pune like Symbiosis, Orchids International, Beacon High school and Army Public Schools Pune and colleges like Fergusson, Jehangir Medical College,Sri  Balaji University, MIT college.

She is a trained Classical Dancer in Bharat Natyam and has presented an international research paper on Dance Therapy and it's effects. 

She is a proud mother to a special kid with autism and wishes to inspire all mothers of special needs kids. Being with The Blessed Ones since it's inception, she feels empowered as a mom and is able to motivate other parents to feel confident about self too. It changed and transformed her life 180° and she wishes to create the same impact in parents and special needs kids' lives because of The Blessed Ones.


Poonam Kumari

Director | MBA (HR & Finance) | (Former) Assistant Manager, UCO Bank

Poonam is proud Parent of a kid with Special Needs. Like other parents she has also experienced challenges in upbringings of a kid with Autism and hence overseeing plan to overcome those challenges. For example to bring everything needed for well being of a special kid under one umbrella and true socialization of kids.

She believes, if you have right intentions, dedication and focus then you can achieve whatever tagged as unachievable till date. 

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Manoj Prasad

Associate Director - MFG, QAC & Store

Manoj is having over 26 years of rich experience in leading & managing various departments in different organization while ensuring the successful delivery of business strategy and objectives.


He is a firm believer of - to give is more worthiness then to take and hence has worked closely with various NGOs. He has a special bonding with kids and he always looks at their abilities then inabilities. 

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Darshna Prasad

(Former) Nutrition Educator, VLCC

Darshna is an experienced professor with demonstrated history of working in health wellness and fitness industry. She is skilled in Wellness coaching, dietetics, holistic health, nutrition and has proven track record of treating health issues with holistic approach.

She knows diet is a key to control human behaviors and proper diet is utmost important for kids with special needs. She will be ensuring proper diet plan for kids at the blessed ones whereas nutritionist at Singapore will help her to refine and provide guidance as applicable.  

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