Children with developmental disabilities experience extensive health inequalities and face severe discrimination. The state of early child development should be improved on a global scale. Childhood experience during the early years have great influence on the entire life course. Early intervention should be provided to all children at risk for developmental disabilities. Strong nurturant environment should be provided during early child development to prevent developmental disabilities.
Objective of the Scheme
The main objective of these centres is to identify children with intellectual disability and children with allied disabilities at birth and to provide early intervention services.
Where are these early intervention centres located ?
Early intervention centres for children with intellectual disabilities have been established in all the districts to benefit 50 children in each district, except Dharmapuri. These centres have been established through NGOs.
What is the need of early intervention centres ?
Early intervention centres can change a child’s developmental path and improve outcomes for children, families, and communities. Help your child, help your family. Families benefit from early intervention by being able to better meet their children’s needs from an early age and throughout their lives. It can improve the quality of children’s home lives and family relationships, increase educational attainment and support good mental health.
Who is in the need of early intervention ?
Children with intellectual disability and allied disabilities are in the need to pay attention so as to improve their quality of life.
Children with intellectual disability who is in the age group of below 6 Years are eligible for early invention.
Certificate to be enclosed with the application:
National identity card for differently abled and birth certificate are the documents which required to produce along with the application.
Officers to be contacted:
To enroll the child in early intervention centre, one has to contact District Differently Abled Welfare Officer.