Madhya Pradesh Viklang Sahayta Samiti (MPVSS) reaches out to disabled children and adults through special education centres, therapeutic services, formal and informal training programmes and residential centres. Their vision is to build an inclusive society in which persons with disability would enjoy equal rights, opportunities and participation.
The organisation runs ten centres across Madhya Pradesh with the following objectives:
To bring about attitudinal changes in people with disability.
To build capacity of the disabled to enhance their competence and make them self-reliant.
To promote and facilitate the rehabilitation of people with disability.
To prevent disabilities and minimize the consequences of disability through early identification and intervention.
To develop MPVSS as a national level resource agency with all facilities and recognition.
MPVSS’s core areas of work are:
Special Education: Age and ability appropriate education is given to children with developmental disabilities. The areas of training are self-care, social adaptive behaviour, functional academics, prevocational skills and recreation. Art and craft, music, dance, games and sports activities are also included to make the training more interesting. 460 children benefitted in FY15.
Vocational Training: Vocational training is imparted to disabled adults to make them competent in different skills and involve them in some income generating activity. The trainees are provided various vocational skills using manual and semi-automatic techniques in skills like carry bag making, envelop making, book binding, file making, note book/pad making, candle and lamp making, decorative article making, greeting card making, etc. There were 107 beneficiaries in FY15.
Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy: Children with cerebral palsy, sensory impairments, attention deficit, and other physical disabilities come to MPVSS’s centres for therapy. Assessment of mentally challenged persons is done, and guidance and counselling is provided to their parents. With the help of these services, efforts can be made to improve the condition, minimize the impact, and control the progression of the disability. 333 children benefitted in FY15.
Welfare Schemes: MPVSS connects as many beneficiaries as possible to government schemes designed for their benefit. Parents of children with disabilities are motivated to take advantage of welfare schemes.
Income Rs2 cr
Expense Rs2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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