As part of providing Inclusive Education for Differently Abled Children for identifying Child With Special Needs (CWSN) in the age group of 6 to 14, medical camps were conducted in all the blocks in the district.
Under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, door-to-door survey was carried out every year to identify these children to enable them to learn and also rehabilitate them.
Also, awareness programmes were conducted to make the public realise that the Right to Education Act was also applicable for differently abled children who can be admitted in regular schools. For the current year, 7,209 children were identified. As many as 14 medical camps were held to cover all the 21 blocks in which 1,197 children participated. Of these, 157 children were selected for provision of aid and appliances, 69 for surgery corrections and 606 for issue of National Identity Card.
P. Usha, Additional Chief Educational Officer, SSA, T. Vasantha Kumar, Assistant Programme Coordinator, and S. Sudha, District Coordinator of CWSN, conducted the camps with the support of block supervisors, block resource teacher educators, physiotherapists and special educators.