Our Work in the Community
We’ve been able to create impact in building an inclusive society through education, collaboration and awareness drives.
Every year, since 2018, we collaborate with Seva in Action and Larsen & Toubro Infotech for the Quizabled program for children and young people who are disabled.The event is designed to include five different categories of disability; intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, visual impairment and hearing impairment. The aim of the Quizabled event is to provide a platform for the differently abled, to raise awareness by dispelling myths on specially abled children.
SPASTN, Chennai is the Regional Learning Centre for Deafblindness for the Southern Region (SPARSH). SPARSH is the umbrella of services for persons with deafblindness and is supported by Sense International India. Under this initiative, we educate and train parents, officials, special educators and teachers who work with deafblind children. Our advocacy measures include awareness and sensitisation training on deafblindness, funded by the State Resource Training Centre (SRTC), Government of Tamil Nadu.
Cerebral Palsy Centre
Our Ayanavaram centre is located in an accessible area and serves children from socially disadvantaged families. The Centre while specializing in Cerebral Palsy provides the entire continuum of Early Intervention Services, Special Education, Therapy interventions – Physiotherapy, Speech therapy and Sensory Integration therapy, and integrated support services.
Early Intervention Centre
Our KK Nagar Centre provides an early intervention support program for cerebral palsy. The entire continuum of Early Intervention Services, Special Education, Therapy interventions – Physiotherapy, Speech therapy and Sensory Integration therapy, integrated support services, can be availed here. This centre is supported by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Vocational Skill Training Centre For Specially-Abled
This program supported by Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd. helps differently-abled youth by creating employment opportunities through skill training. The program runs on a ‘person-centred’ approach and helps youth to integrate with society through pre-vocational training. The primary objective of the project is a School-to-work program that trains specially-abled youth with skills such as carpentry, block printing, baking and weaving.
Readiness to Learn
With the support of Ascendas Give Foundation, we have ensured quality education and rehabilitation for students with disabilities under the Readiness to Learn program. From children in lower kindergarten to the older children, we follow the student and family centered intervention. The children are trained in Physical Education, Social Readiness, Emotional Regulation, Literacy Numeracy Engagement and Experiential Service Learning.
Reaching Inclusive Education and Comprehensive Rehabilitation at the Doorstep
This unique program funded by Mindtree Foundation helped us throughout the lockdown when online learning became a necessity. This program focuses on the concept of Blended Education – special education and therapy services. The services are provided to every child and family at the SPASTN Royapuram Centre. Children under this program are provided with assistive devices assessment for vision/hearing and also families supported with internet pack support.
Reaching Inclusive Quality Structured Training and Education Program
At our Taramani Centre, WIPRO Foundation has supported us in structuring a Quality Training and Education program. The project aims to provide mainstream education for students following the NIOS and State board curriculum.
Early Intervention and Eduation Program
The Svastya Early Intervention and Early Education program is supported by Giftabled Foundation. This project focuses on 0-6 year-olds and 6+ years in Thiruvallur district of Tamilnadu. This falls into our community rehabilitation programme in non-urban areas.