COMMUNITY REHABILITATION PROGRAMME
In June 2010 with the objective of providing CWSNs access to health and education services, the Community-based Rehabilitation Programme was launched in Puducherry district. The emphasis was to identify children deprived of basic education due to either their degree of disability or lack of financial resources. The objective was achieved through two unique programmes – either by setting up Village Rehabilitation Centres (VRCs) for children capable of attending day schools or by providing mobile rehabilitation services such as physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, play therapy, and special education.
The most important aspect of rehabilitation in both the projects is to make the children as independent as possible. Great attention is paid to train the children on activities for daily living such as self-grooming and personal hygiene.