Professional Development Programs

RCI - Continued Rehabilitation Education Program

The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) is a statutory body of the Government of India. Its mandate is to regulate and monitor services given to persons with disability, to standardise syllabi and to maintain a Central Rehabilitation Register of all qualified professionals and personnel working in the field of Rehabilitation and Special Education. It has the additional responsibility to ensure that professionals in these fields update and upgrade their knowledge and skills on a continuing basis. For this, the RCI offers a range of professional development programs on various topics. The Continued Rehabilitation Education (CRE) programs, as they are commonly known as, are typically offered through training institutes that are recognized by the RCI. The CRE programs aim to

  • Upgrade the knowledge and skills of in-service and practicing rehabilitation professionals / personnel, registered with the RCI u/s 19 of the RCI Act of 1992
  • Update professional knowledge and skills of master trainers working in the field of disability rehabilitation and special education.

Participation in CRE programs generates points for practicing rehabilitation professional/personnel that are essential for renewal of his/her registration with the RCI www.rehabcouncil.nic.in The number of points depend on the total number of hours of the CRE program attended.

Suvidya Centre of Special Education is one of the recognized training institutes of the RCI. Hence, we conduct at least two CRE programs in an academic year. Our CRE programs are generally of 3 days’ duration.

Content: The RCI provides a list of topics on which CREs may be conducted. Typically, the topics address issues related with disabilities listed under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act (2016). A training institute desirous of conducting the CRE on a selected topic is expected to develop the content for it.

Eligibility: The CRE programs are open to professionals/personnel having a valid RCI registration number. A copy of the RCI registration certificate is essential for enrolment in the program.

Number of Seats: Seats are limited to 30 per program




Seminar and Workshops

In addition to the CRE programs, Suvidya Centre of Special Education conducts short duration seminars and workshops on a regular basis. The programs are targeted at professional development of in-service special and general education teachers, psychologists, counsellors, and therapists. Some of the programs are customised to suit the upgrading needs. Given below is a list of seminars and workshops held recently

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Use of Makaton for Indian children.
  • Modular Training in Research Based Teaching Methods for Children with Intellectual and related Disabilities.
  • Application of Information and Communication Technology for Children with autism.
  • Teaching Vocational Skills for Adults with Autism.
  • Overcoming Curricular Disabilities