At One Step at a Time, we envision an inclusive, socially sensitive, and accessible India where people with disabilities live empowered and fullfilling lives. Our Adapted Fitness, Art and therapy programs enable people with disabilities achieve greater well being of spirit, mind and body. In addition to this we also work towards building an inclusive and accessible society, through our advocacy and awareness programs.
Hema Subhash, an above knee amputee and ex-software engineer from Bangalore, India, started One Step at a Time, as a support group for people with physical disabilities in June 2010 as she saw a need to connect those with disabilities, and help them garner support and motivation from each other. In June 2016, to achieve a larger mission towards building community and empowerment of people with disabilities, Hema along with three others, formalized One Step at a Time into a non profit organization (Reg. No.: VRT-4-00039-2016-17).
At the heart of our services lay the community of people with physcial disabilities, as it is by being a part of the community that one understands that they are not alone in the challenges that they may face due to their physical disposition.
Through our Adapted Fitness, Art and Therapy, Awareness and Advocacy programs, we aim at building stronger bonds among the community of those with physical disabilities and help people with disabilities, to see their own bodies as being capable and healthful - thus leading to a better quality of life. This also postively changes larger societal perceptions of persons with disabilities, and helps the masses see them as being healthy and vibrant sections of the society.
We also work towards bringing in physical accessibility in spaces, and in the long term towards generating employment for people with physical disabilities.
FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Our Projects are implemented with the help of a team of volunteers and some adapted arts and fitness facilitators employed by OSAAT.