AIM - Development of Human Resources for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
Human resource development is an important component of disability rehabilitation. Suvidya Centre of Special Education, a college affiliated with University of Mumbai, was established by SOPAN to meet this need. Our overarching goal is to conduct teacher preparation programs. Since autism intervention and education is relatively new in India, there is a felt need for qualified and competent teachers to work with children with autism in general and special schools.
In keeping with the continuum of teacher preparation, Suvidya runs both initial teacher preparation and continuous professional development programs in special needs education. Additionally, it also conducts capacity building programs for family members of persons with disability, and the community.