Nilgiri Leprosy Eradication Scheme

(Geographical Region : Coonoor & Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu)

Ecomwel is a centre for Special Education and Rehabilitation of the disabled. This is an organizations that provides holistic opportunities for the empowerment and overall development of the disabled and make them self reliant and responsible citizens. This centre was established in the year 1986 at Tharamangalam near Salem.

Education: Over the years the organization has served the disabled though educational programs and Rehabilitation Centre for the welfare of children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Disabilities. Residential hostel for the differently abled children, Industrial Training School for rural differently abled, children of leprosy patients and Training Institute for Special Education.

Community Based Rehabilitation: Inclusive education for the differently abled in 16 blocks of Salem District, The project also runs few educational institutes such as residential school for girl children belonging to backward, Community Based Rehabilitation and Vocation training programs for persons with special needs.

Facilities: Rural Health Care Centre, Well-equipped physiotherapy unit for differently abled and general public for Physiotherapy management. Orthopedic workshop to manufacture appliance for persons affected by leprosy and other disabilities, Sensory stimulation unit for early identification and early intervention of childhood disabilities and new born screening and vocational training for the differently abled adult children.

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