Child Line Special School for Cerebral Palsy and Mental Retardation
In the year 2000, in Tiruvannamalai block (69 villages), we started Childline Special School as support services for our “Community Based Disabled Rehabilitation Program” to provide services for children with Cerebral Palsy and Mental Retardation.
CLC SPECIAL SCHOOL
Presently we have 45 children with various disabilities, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome and multiple disabilities from Tiruvannamalai block. These children are picked up 6 days a week by our school bus from the villages and brought to our school in Tiruvannamalai town, where they are regularly receiving special education, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and daily living activities from our specialized therapists and teachers. Children who are capable are also getting vocational training at our school.
In 2006, we have started a sub center at Andampallam Village which is now operating with 25 children with disabilities.
So far, 175 children have benefited and have been rehabilitated through Childline Services, and presently 70 children are regulars in our day care centre.
Childline Special School provides uniforms, transportation, food, therapy and special education free of cost. Our Childline Special School is registered under the State Commissioner of Differently Abled Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu.