(Under Administrative Control of NIEPID, Secunderabad)
Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DIVYANGJAN), MSJ&E, Government of India
Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, Phone: +91 8612301741
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Services @ CRC are broadly classified into Academic and Clinical.
Academic Services are imparted under two categories: Short-term and Long-term courses.
A. Short-term Courses:
Short-term training courses are extended to various stakeholders like, teachers who work in regular schools, anganwadi workers, health workers, paramedical staff, PwDs, Village Pradhans, Government functionaries etc. These courses are especially conducted in order to create mass-level awareness.
B. Long-term Courses:
CRC-Nellore conducts the following RCI-approved long-term courses:
Diploma in Special Education (Hearing Impairment).
Diploma in Special Education (Mental Retardation).
Diploma in Special Education (Visual Impairment).
Diploma in Special Education (Cerebral Palsy).
As part of its clinical services, CRC conducts Composite Rehabilitation Camps in several parts of Andhra Pradesh. The scope of its outreach activities includes providing assistive devices, aids and appliances under the ADIP scheme at the Centre and in camps. CRC also has a dedicated prosthetic and orthotic workshop wherein artificial limbs/aids and splints are manufactured and fitted to the patients.
Services at the Centre:
Services that pertain to the special education and rehabilitation for persons with disabilities are categorized as under:
a) Early detection and Intervention:
Diagnostic assessment and evaluation.
Consultation to parents and referral.
Home management programme for care and management of the disabled child.
Treatment of epilepsy and hyper-kinetic behaviour.
Treatment for associated medical conditions.
Mobility training Referral for surgery wherever applicable.
Audio logical assessment and prescription of hearing aids.
Low vision aids and appliances
Therapeutic services of physiotherapy and occupational therapy
c) Mobility Aids and Assistive Devices:
Fabrication of aids and appliances
Fitment of aids and appliances
Follow up services, repair of fitted aids.
Development of functional aids and appliances.
d) Special Education Services:
Individualized educational assessment and programming.
Centre-based and home-based special education and training.
Referral for integrated education programmes.
Referral to special school
Act as resource centres for integrated/special education
Training of teachers.
Teaching materials and educational aids.
e) Psycho-social Rehabilitation:
Individual assessment, guidance and counseling
Counseling to individual and family.
Parent group training programmes.
f) Vocational training and employment:
Recreational activities and promotion of social clubs
Organization of sports, art, drama, music, cultural and extra-curricular activities
Championing for the rights of persons with disabilities