Social Audit Statement
Vision & Mission
Emergence of Vision and Mission of Madhuram Narayanan Centre (2004)
MNC first conceived the Vision and Mission of the Centre in 2004, and the process of evolution of Vision, Mission and Values 2004-2011 was reported in the Social Accounts 2008-2009. The Vision, Mission and Values of the Centre continue to guide and inspire the organization in its work and therefore remain unchanged.
Vision and Mission Statement
Reaching Early Intervention Services to every Child with Mental Retardation and Associated Conditions
- To provide services in early detection, identification and intervention in mental retardation
- To empower parents and family members in the care and management of children with disability
- Starting a Training Academy to conduct courses in Special Education.
- Zero Rejection of any Child with Mental Disability
- Openness to Developments and Innovation in Technology in the Field of Special Education
- Adaptability to the Growing Needs of Inclusion in the Community
||No. of Stakeholders
||% of Response
||Parent responded on behalf of the child
||Questionnaire and direct interaction in Focus Group Discussions
||Direct Interactions and Monday meetings
||5** ** 5 selected from the many donors
||Questionnaire, Observartion and direct interaction
||Direct interaction with prior appointment
Objectives / Achievements / Impact
Objective 1. Providing Early Intervention Services for the Habilitation of the Child with Mental Retardation through:
- Early Detection through Direct Communication & Referrals
- Early Identification using UPANAYAN Assessment Tool
- Implementation of The Early Intervention Program UPANAYAN
- Providing Support Systems through the Projects - Sanmargam, Annapoorna, Sankarshana
- On completion of the Early Intervention program 33 children out of the 336 enrolled between April 2013 – March 2015 that is 10% have moved ahead – 8 have joined regular mainstream schools, 12 have joined other Special Schools and 13 have moved to the MNC Montessori unit.
- The 30 children selected for the Annapoorna project showed considerable improvement in height, weight and Hb count.
- 158 children were assessed for vision.
- 63 children underwent audiology screening.
- 85 children underwent Speech and Language assessment.
- 200 children were taken out on experiential training under Sambhavam
- 138 children were impacted by Upanayan Early Intervention programme.
- High quality early intervention services can change developmental trajectory and improve outcomes for children, families and communities. Intervention is likely to be more effective and less costly when it is provided earlier in life rather than later.
- Significant impact of mainstreaming is that children are integrated into the larger community and are accepted by peers and teachers.
- The experiential learning provided at MNC enables the children to learn the use of public transport, public spaces like malls, parks and follow set routines, etiquette and discipline.
Early intervention has lead to a decrease in problem behaviours and self stimulatory behaviors among children.
Objective 2. Rehabilitation of Parents and Their Empowerment through
- Training programmes
- 10 parents have gained professional qualifications by pursuing a diploma in Early Childhood Special Education (MR) at the AVMVK Academy since 2013 and three of them are employed in MNC.
- Parents have become carryover agents and created awareness on Early Intervention within the community and society.
- 9 parents have been appointed as teacher helpers at the centre.
- Developing the parenting skills in the parents has led to their empowerment as partners in the training programme
- Parents have become spokespersons to the community at large
- They become role models to the community
Objective 3. Creating Awareness on the Importance of Early Detection / Early Intervention by :
- Hosting conferences, lectures and workshops
- Media coverage
- MNC website
- 357 Special Educators have undergone the refresher course for tainers during the years 2013-15.
- Dissemination of information has been achieved by 4 International conferences and 11 National workshops and the proceedings circulated to all key stakeholders.
- The media coverage of the various conferences/workshops/events conducted at the centre sensitizes the community at large
- 20 children were referred to the centre by the parents, 32 by well wishers and 59 by professionals reflecting the awareness created about Early Intervention Services.
Objective 4. Outreach programmes
- National Rural Health Mission Scheme
- Partnership with Tamilnadu State Government
- Reaching the benefits accorded by the Government of Tamilnadu to the Differently Abled children of MNC
- 8 Government Early Intervention centers have been established mentored by MNC - 4 each in the districts of Cuddalore and Thoothukudi.
- Establishment of Early Intervention Centre for Autism/MR at State Resource Training Centre at KK Nagar, Chennai
- Partnering with Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, a “Train the Trainer’ programme was held at SA where 168 mainstream teachers were oriented on Early Intervention for Children with Special needs. This in turn enabled them to take it to 27000 mainstream teachers. under SSA across TN. MNC also helped SSA in curriculum adaptation for SEN children.
- Children coming to the centre were assisted in getting National Identity cards, maintenance grants and bus passes. About 600 children were assisted.
- Successful in creating awareness about prevention, early detection of disabilities and early intervention for children diagnosed with disabilities
- The existing health delivery mechanism has been effectively used to reach these services to remote villages
- The parents of the children coming to MNC are fully sensitized to avail all the benefits given to them by the State and Central Government and help them in obtaining these benefits.
Objective No. 5 - To conduct accredited courses in special education
- To conduct accredited courses of the Rehabilitation Council of India, towards increasing the number of special educators in the country.
- 26 student so far have successfully passed the Diploma course (DECSE-MR)
- RCI has extended approval to MNC till 2018.
- Parents are empowered to work as Special Educators or start Early Intervention Centers of their own.
- They are better prepared to care and manage their special children.