The Spastics Society of Tamilnadu (SPASTN)

Human Resources


SPASTN has a Human Resources Development Centre, where we provide quality training in disability management for persons who wish to start a career or enhance their skills in Rehabilitation.

Our training programmes are recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India as a study center for University of Madras, Indira Gandhi National Open University and Tamilnadu Open University.  

Some of Training programs offered by SPASTN.

  • P.G.Diploma in Special Education  for persons with multiple disabilities [Physical & Neurological] affiliated with University of Madras – 1yr & 3 months internship
  • P.G.Diploma in Developmental Therapy for persons with multiple disabilities [Physical & Neurological] affiliated with University of Madras 1yr & 3 months internship
  • Diploma in Education, Special Education  Cerebral Palsy [D.Ed SE-CP]  - 2yrs affiliated with Indira Gandhi National Open University – 2yrs
  • Diploma in Basic Development Therapy for persons with neurological disabilities (BDT) affiliated with Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • B.Ed (MR)  a distance education course affiliated with Tamilnadu Open University – 2yrs
  • Foundation Course for Teachers on Education for children with Disabilities, a distance education course. [90 days] affiliated with Madhya Pradesh Bhoj University
  • Ongoing CRE programmes [ 5 days ]
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Disability Management for doctors – 1 year course (D.E.), affiliated with Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • Several tailor-made, short term, training courses are also conducted:-
  • Early identification and early intervention
  • Managing Children with Autism
  • Communication training through Alternative Augmentative Communication
  • Disability Management
  • Neuro-developmental therapy
  • Sensory Integration.
  • Integrated and Inclusive education
  • Aquatic Physiotherapy
  • Cross Disability
  • Access Audit
  • Appropriate Paper Technology

Library and Services

We have a dedicated space for Library. A total of 20 plus students can sit and read. They have access to internet facilities for online reading and referencing. ease of reading and referencing for our teacher trainee students

We have extensive collections of more than 2520 books both in reference and issue on all topics related to Rehabilitation science, Psychology, Therapeutics, general interest and teaching reference for books for teachers.  

Library is kept open on all week days between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm and on third Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.

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