Children with Special needs

National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities

National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD) established in the year 2005, on East Coast Road, Muttukadu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, (about 30 km from Chennai Central railway station, Mofussil bus terminus and airport) Under Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India, to serve as a national resource center for empowerment of persons with Multiple Disabilities such as those with two or more disabilities in a person. The Disabilities enumerated as per PWD (1995) Act, are Low Vision, Blindness, Locomotor Disability, Hearing Impairment, Mental Retardation, Mental Illness, Leprosy Cured Persons and as per The National Trust (1999) Act, are Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities.

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A hand book for parents of children with disabilities

Author:Government of India Planning Commission (Education Division)

School Education of Children with Special Needs in India With a Perspective on the Initiatives for Children with Autism

Author:Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Human Resources Development

Autistic Spectrum Disorders - A Guide for Paediatricians in India

Author:Merry Barua and Tamara C Daley, 2008

Author:Three-fourths of the children with disabilities at the age of five years and one-fourth between 5-19 years do not go to any educational institution

Author:The Essential Guide to Special Needs Education in India, Amritha Thakar