When we think about over all & global development, then how we can forget about the one of the important part of our society...... CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.
Cause they are from us & we makes the society. So naturally they have the right to develop themselves as per their abilities as everybody is doing. By keeping the aim of Inclusive Society through Inclusive Education, NMMC Education department is running the IED programme for CWSN. So that in future all the CWSN will learn in mainstream education WITHOUT ANY DISCRIMINATION.
Following 12 different categories of cwsn students are covered in this programme.
- Totally blind
- Low vision
- Hearing impairment
- Cerebral palsy
- Orthopaedic impairment
- Mental retardation
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Learning disabilities
- Mental illness
- Multiple disability
- Speech impairment
- Deaf- blind
ALL THE SERVICES PROVIDED ARE FREE OF COST.
Following activities are carried out under IED programme, Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan.
- Availability of resource room:
To avoid the phobia of medical concepts in a educational set up & considering the need of comprehensive interdisciplinary work for CWSN under IED programme at NMMC School no 28, sector 15-16, vashi a Multipurpose Resource, Research & Training Centre (MPRRTC) is established in 2011. This is the first resource centre in MAHARASHTRA as a model centre.
In this centre we have the following facilities:
Psychological assessment & counselling
Physiotherapy & Occupational therapy
Non residential bridge course (NRBC)
Training facility for Public representative, Teachers, Parents, and Volunteers etc.
Guidance from special teachers.
- Medical assessment camps:
As per the need 2-3 basic assessment camps are arranged throughout the academic year. Experts from health & different govt. departments carry out assessments and give recommendations.
For a good learning process physical & mental good health conditions are required. For this on the basis of basic assessments and recommendations needed students are prescribed for next step of pre - operative check up and surgeries. All the process is carried out as per MPSP guidelines. This helps students to overcome the impairment or reduce its intensity. Whose reflection turns into increases their attendance in school, improves learning and mainstreaming.
- Aids & appliances:
Physical assistive devices are to Orthopaedic impaired, CP, and other cwsn students from the collaboration of IED & ALIMCO (A central govt. institute) , NAB and tailor-made services.
e.g. : Tricycle, wheel chair, Crushes, Hearing aid, Cp modified chair, Corner sitting,
rollator, low vision aids, spects.
- Escort allowance:
Students who are unable to go to school independently were benefited by the escort allowance. This is 250/- rupees per month for 10 months per year for the students who have minimum 75% attendance per month.
- Braille & Large print books:
For students having the total blindness & low vision problem are supported by the Braille books and large print books respectively. This will make their regular schooling study easier.
To identify and enroll out of school cwsn door to door survey is carried out in all over Navi Mumbai by IED.
- Parents training:
For proper growth and development of a cwsn the parents role is very important. In this aspect it is important to make parents strengthen to deal effectively with their children and develop support system around them. So parents training are arranged through out all the 11 CRC in Navi Mumbai . Through this parents get motivation, get ideas, new treatments ideas, new concepts which will enhance students growth.
- Awareness programmes: (rally & street play)
To make people aware about the problems of cwsn, solutions and to know about available schemes through IED, awareness programmes are carried out in all over Navi Mumbai. Through the mode of street plays awareness is carried out effectively. Also booklet & pamphlet was published for awareness.
- Legal advocacy :
To make parents and students strengthen it is important to have information about provisions made by the government for cwsn & their parents. To help in this area we are proving some Government resolution (G R ) and circular attachments or hyper linking.