Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2008
This description of Shila Thapa's work was prepared when Shila Thapa was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Shila Thapa is educating, empowering, and preparing parents of children with Down syndrome to care for and raise independent children that realize their full potential. Mothers, freed from guilt, become the capable caregivers and advocates for their own and others’ differently-abled children.
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