Sirisha Rehabilitation Center

Project Brief: Special School for the Children with Mental Retardation, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Disabilities in the rural parts of Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh.
Project Type: Children with Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: orphans

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Stanford
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Amita Gondi
Project Partner(s): M SOMESWARA RAO
Other Contacts: Sarina Rani Deb
Project Address: , Veeronkilock, D. No 3-57,,,Pamidimukkala Mandal,
ANDHRA PRADESH  521250
Tel: 919441413161
Stewarding Chapter: Stanford

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Proposed Activities and Methodologies:
The teaching in Special School is in the pattern that of the normal schools expect in
the levels as the children with special needs IQ is much less. Based on the skills, the
children will be grouped into various classes and teaching will be planned based on the
level of each individual which is known as Individualized Educational Programme
(IEP). In addition, concentration will be given to improve the activities of daily living
(ADLs), behaviour modification for regulating the acceptable behaviour, improving the
social skills, and other supporting developments.

Based on the challenges of the targeted group of children and the selected
opportunities, the activities proposed under this project include:
o Creation of awareness and orientation of the parents and other family members towards the skills and needs of their children,
o Early identification, screening, categorization, assessment, certification, mobilization,
o Conducting of medical camps and supports,
o Medical support including referral services for specialized service supports,
o Getting admitted them into the Special School either on residential or daycare basis,
o Therapeutics and other interventions for improving the ADLs, minimization of behavioural issues, improving participation, and school preparedness,
o Academics through the mode of special education,
o Mainstreaming into the normal schools to the extent possible,
o Pre-vocational activities,
o Sports and Games, Yoga, Music,
o Cultural and Recreational activities / programmes,
o Facilitation for the participation in the social activities / programmes,
o Other need abased activities / programmes / interventions,
o Facilitation for entry into vocational training centres, and
o Open for new admissions to keep the strength as 25 nos.
In addition to all these activities / programmes / services planned for the children,
parents, siblings, family members, community members, volunteers and other
stakeholders will also have several programmes for accepting and supporting the
children when they are in need in different environment.

The Special School runs Classes from Class I to Class 10 with systematic syllabus
matching to the IQ and skills of the children. The Organization will make all the efforts
to mainstream them into normal schools at an appropriate age and class to the
maximum extent possible. Other children will continue their study in the Special School. In addition to mainstreaming, opportunity will be given for the children to get qualified through National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).
All the above cited activities, services, supports, trainings and other needs will be
provided to the children under the guidance of the trained professionals through the
need based methodologies which will be individualized bases.

Targeted Group:
Children with disabilities (in the age group of 6-18 years with need-based flexibility) which include:
o Children with Mental Retardation,
o Children with Autism,
o Children with Cerebral Palsy, and
o Children with Multiple Disabilities.
It is expected that these children will be identically early and undergone early interventions (up to the age of
6years). In the case of some children may be identified at later stage and could not undergo the early interventions. At the same time, the severe children may get delayed in getting the required training by attaining the age of 18 years. In such cases some relaxation of age may be given on child to child basis.
SRC is running the Special School for the above four category of children since last three years and could not get the grant support from Government or Private Agencies.
SRC is the voluntary service organization registered under Society Act in the year 2004
with the main focus of working for the training and rehabilitation of children with intellectual
disabilities and other associated disabilities. It works on the motto of ‘not for profit’ and
extends services for all the targeted groups on free of cost irrespective of caste, creed, gender
and religion.
The continued Service Journey of SRC with innovation and creativity has resulted for the
successful completion of 15 year (2004 - 2019) and added several features into its ‘Service
Cap’. SRC has continued its services and supports of training and rehabilitation as an
empowerment of the children with intellectual disabilities and other associated disabilities.
SRC has got the unique advantage of working for the group covering Rural and Urban Areas
with better connectivity for effective transformation with change in the lives.