The Centre for Special Education (CSE) provides all round special educational and therapeutic inputs to the children availing this service. Run on the lines of a school, Individualized Educational Programmes (IEP) are drawn up for each child and periodically evaluated. The role of parents is actively emphasized and they are closely involved throughout the training program. Multi-sensory and low cost teaching learning materials are designed for more effective teaching and learning experiences. Child specific curricula are devised and co-curricular activities are also taught to ensure participation of all the children.
The Early Intervention Unit offers services for early detection, screening and management of high risk babies and infants. The children are assessed for delays in different developmental aspects such as motor, language, cognitive, self-help and social skills. Play way methods are used to stimulate the developmental functioning of the children. A home based program is also prepared and explained to parents, and followed up regularly.
THE INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION
TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY (ICT LAB)
The Information and Communication Technology Laboratory aims at imparting comprehensive computer aided training programmes for the children, to make them proficient in basic applications and to build their ICT skills. Adaptive facilities using special software are also provided to students according to their individual needs.
The training and Human Resource Development division runs training programmes approved by the Rehabilitation Council of India, (Min of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India), with the aim of creating a cadre of trained rehabilitation professionals, thereby ensuring availability of better quality of services for persons with disabilities in the region.
The courses which are offered under this department are as follows:
Diploma in Special Education- Cerebral Palsy (DSE-CP)
Rs. 20,00/- p.a
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The need for a counselling unit arose with the realization that counselling is of utmost importance with children with disabilities and their parents. The unit assists parents in understanding the special needs of their child by assessing psycho social aspects related to disability, and to cope and manage the situation. Few of the main activities of the unit are to promote awareness about disability through school awareness programs, providing counselling with parents through individual and group sessions, conducting workshops on stress management of parents. The unit also networks with other organizations working in the field of disability for allocating resources to meet the immediate needs of children with disability.
The DLU-NE advocates for the rights of person with disabilities through advocacy and activism. It offers help in litigation, conducts sensitisation programs for all tiers of the public and advocates of policy changes so as to protect the rights of persons with disabilities enshrined in various laws of the land and ensures their assimilation in mainstream society.
The Disability Employment Initiative works towards economic empowerment of persons with disabilities in the state and region, by facilitating access to employment opportunities, self employment activities and livelihoods, both in the public and private sector.
STATE NODAL AGENCY CENTRE (SNAC)
FOR THE NATIONAL TRUST
As the State Nodal Agency Centre for the National Trust for Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, Shishu Sarothi functions as an information and resource centre for all the schemes and programs of the National Trust, which is a statutory body under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, for the welfare of persons with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple disabilities. The SNAC also carries out various awareness raising programs across different districts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh from time to time.
A partnership with Com DEALL Trust, Bangalore has helped Shishu Sarothi start an early intervention program for children with communication disorders, particularly Autism Spectrum Disorder. This individualised therapy program is manned by a team of professionals including a speech language pathologist, an occupational therapist, a physiotherapist, a developmental psychologist and educators, and they provide motor, social, emotional, cognitive and communication training to the children and their families.
Shishu Sarothi, with the support of SESTA-an organization in Australia working towards catalyzing inclusive and sustainable development in North East-India, has started an Outreach Program in Goalpara district of Assam, to provide early intervention services and ensuring the four rights of survival, development, protection and participation of children with disabilities.
Outreach programs are also being conducted in Nagaon district of Assam in partnership with local organizations for providing early intervention services, home management programs, psychological intervention and counselling.
EARLY INTERVENTION CENTRE AT COMPOSITE REGIONAL CENTRE, GUWAHATI
An Early Intervention Centre has recently been launched in partnership with Composite Regional Centre (CRC) for Persons with Disabilities, Guwahati for children within the age group of 0 to 6 years under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.
Launched in March 2016 in association with Bharti Infratel Limited( one of the largest telecom tower infrastructure providers in India), this project aims to provide financial support to students with disabilities for pursuing professional or technical education that will help them become employment ready, and self-reliant. The scholarship program is designed to benefit students across the eight states of the Northeast viz: Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura .and. Meghalaya.
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SENSE INTERNATIONAL INDIA - EDUCATIONAL AND REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR DEAFBLIND AND MULTI-SENSORY IMPAIRED POPULATION
Initiated in partnership with Sense (International) this project reaches out to the Deafblind population, including children (0-14 years) and adults, in Kamrup district (Metro and Rural). The long term objective of this project is to set up both Centre and home based services for Deafblind persons starting with identification, assessment, intervention at an individual level.
VEER campaign is an initiative of the American India Foundation (AIF) in association with partner NGOs, to raise awareness of challenges faced by persons with disabilities, with particular focus on advocacy for their employment. The main objective is to provide training in office administration, personality development and spoken English to persons with disabilities with minimal educational qualification and to build their confidence to appear as candidates for job interviews and for entrepreneurial ventures.