150 students with disabilities of school going age in Chennai who access the centre every day for services in special education, vision training, alternative and augmentative communication, training, therapy and co-curricular activities and 300 students in Tamil Nadu and other states in India for specific services will be directly impacted by this project. Parents and professionals will be influenced by the project since the centre functions as a resource research and training centre.
Scarcity of services for children with multiple disabilities specially in the area of education resulting in the Inability of a scattered population to have access to sustained services. Lack of understanding of the effect of associated conditions like low vision and communication difficulties on learning. And a Limited awareness of possible intervention techniques. Lack of a wholistic approach of intervention. Absence of support for students in mainstream schools impact their learning.
We will provide special education with specific individual plans and class goals with appropriate teaching methodology and learning materials under one roof. We will provide support to children in the mainstream schools. Cater to the needs of students who approach the centre from outside Chennai for specific services with appropriate intervention programs. Train parents, teachers and volunteers to work with the students.
The direct impact is on the quality of life of our primary stake holders-children with multiple disabilities . Special education techniques and methodology makes it possible for all children to learn. The various therapy inputs assistive devices and adaptation enable the students to be more independent. Students move into higher education or skills training opening for livelihood. It is also a resource centre for parents, professionals , trainees and research scholars and the community.