INTER UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR DISABILITY STUDIES

SCHOOL OF BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES

M G UNIVERSITY , KOTTAYAM

Tel : 0481 - 2731580

Website: www.iucdsmgu.org

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OBJECTIVES OF THE CENTRE

  • Develop higher level professionals in the field of disability studies
  • Develop a holistic approach for the total rehabilitations of the disabled
  • Establish advanced facilities and promote research and extension activities in major areas of disabilities
  • Establish linkages with National and International organizations for collaborate academic and research programmes
  • Develop assessment tools for assessment of various disabilities
  • Act as a Nodal Resource centre for disseminating information to the parents and the professionals working with disabled
  • Impart training to personnel of NGOs, parent groups , students, teachers, special educators and rehabilitation professionals
  • Address the physical, psychological and socio cultural issues related to disability based on interdisciplinary studies for evolving sustainable solutions
  • Establish and facilitate parent’s self help groups
  • Promote employment to the disabled with the help of NGOs and parent’s help groups
  • Strengthen steps to ensure safety and security to the disabled
  • Initiate steps for mainstreaming the disabled and integrating them to community
  • Strengthen the regular school system to facilitate inclusive education


PROPOSED PROGRAMMES OF THE CENTRE

Research programmes

Facilities to carry out PhD research works in disability studies and rehabilitation
Interdisciplinary research collaborating with National and International universities/colleges

Unit for early identification and intervention

Facilities for early identification of childhood disabilities
Early intervention of these disabilities

Short term training program

Impart short term training programmes
Conduct certificate courses for students, teachers of schools, health workers, special educators, health professionals

Unit for tool development

Establishing a unit for developing screening assessment tools for assessing various disabilities  

Visiting faculty program

The faculty members of various colleges and universities can visit the centre for their research programmes and utilize the library facilities

Visiting students programmes

Students can visit the centre and avail the facilities

students can be given short –term training programmes on various aspects of disabilities

Research projects

Will encourage to take up individual or joint research projects funded by National and International agencies

Extension activities

Community education

Awareness creation seminars related to service availability

Community based rehabilitation  

Literature development and publications

Promote literature development and publications related to various disabilities both in English as well as in regional languages

Legal unit 

Update information regarding the rules and regulations applicable to the disabled, amendments made from time to time and various services available

Disseminate such information to parents, professionals, school/college authorities and policy implementation authorities

Consultancy program  

Consultancy programmes will be taken up to mobilize resources

Foreign research experience

Will establish linkages with Foreign Institutions for collaborative research programmes

Will encourage students and faculty exchange programmes

Parent’s self help groups

Will be established in various places

Strengthen the parent’s skills and potentials for the improvement of the quality of life of the disabled