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National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped

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National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped established in the year 1984 at Manovikasnagar, Secunderabad (Telangana) is an autonomous body under the administrative control of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India and thus the institute is fast approaching towards its silver jubilee to celebrate its dedicated services to persons with mental retardation in the national interest. NIMH has three regional centers located at New Delhi, Kolkata, & Mumbai, NIMH Model Special Education Center located at New Delhi. The institute endeavours to excel in building capacities to empower persons with mental retardation, improve the quality of life of every person with mental retardation, and train them to live independently to the maximum extent possible, National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped empowers the persons with mental retardation to access the state of the art rehabilitation intervention viz., educational, therapeutic, vocational, employment, leisure and social activities, sports, cultural programmes and full participation. To achieve optimum results, the institute has developed and introduced innovative structured training courses like Early Intervention, Rehabilitation Psychology, Special Education and Disability Rehabilitation at Masters level. The training programmes are offered on gradual scale from certificate - diploma - undergraduate - graduate - post - graduate -Masters levels. Presently, the Institute conducts 5 Certificate Courses, 4 Diploma Courses (DSE(MR), DVR, DECSE, DCBR). Further, 2 Graduate courses (BRT & B.Ed Spl.Ed(MR)), 1 Post-graduate Diploma course (PGDEI) and 2 Master courses (M.Ed Spl.Ed & MDRA) and 2 M.Phil (Special Education and Rehabilitation Psychology) level courses in affiliation with different universities. The Institute conducts national level seminars in mental retardation in partnership with leading voluntary organizations, parent associations. Special employees national meet at NIMH, National meet of parent organizations and National level Workshops. In order to rehabilitate the persons with mental retardation in the community, the services should be rendered at the grass root level itself. The service to be provided at theses centers includes identification, screening, assessment, delivery of services, training of local resource persons and supply of training material to the needy persons. The institute focuses on quality in every aspect of its functioning to bring equality and dignity in the lives of persons with mental retardation, which is endorsed by ISO 9001: 2000 certification.-

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Fees (Additional Text) : 
nominal charges
Age Range: 
0 - 5 years
6 - 12 years
13 - 17 years
above 18 years
Timings: 
Mon-Fri: 9:30 am to 4:30 p.m.
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